Silent Auction Items
All Biding Happens on Friday 8/19/2016, the day of the Gala.
All details includes bidding start price and Wine bidding. please see attached file above
Listed and pictured items including Private Wine Class for 20 people worth $500.
The University of Maryland’s Center for Educational Partnership (CEP) celebrated its 10th anniversary on July 14. Ten years ago, the CEP space was a former university owned warehouse, but due to a vibrant partnership between the University of Maryland and the Latin American Youth Center, Riverdale residents now enjoy a multi-faceted community center with a mission to support individual and group learning, growth and advancement. CEP programs include extended-day instruction, adult and teen education, on-site counseling, homework assistance, and various recreational events.
Hillary Clinton and Senator Sanders at the LULAC National Convention
GapBuster at Board of Education in MCPS GapBuster at Board of Education in MOCO
I am one of the original members who started with GapBuster Inc. in 1998, I was just in the 2nd grade. In 2003, I became a certified Peer Educator for HIV/AIDS with GapBuster Inc. I have had so many amazing opportunities due to my involvement with GapBuster; I have traveled overseas to countries such as South Africa, Mexico, and Bahamas to give presentations on HIV Prevention. I have exercised public speaking in front of the County Counsel and The Board of Education. As well as enhance many leadership skills throughout my life academically, socially, and psychologically.
Currently, I am the Office Coordinator and the new Leaders In Training (LIT) Coordinator at GapBuster Inc. I am studying Healthcare Services Management with a minor in Diversity Awareness at UMUC. I am excited to dedicate myself to helping high school students reach their full potential. I know firsthand how impactful the LIT program can be on a child’s life and I am honored to be in this new position.
“GapBuster’s changed my life and with that great impact I will go change the world”–Lauren A. Whitaker
Michael L. Green, Jr
Mr. Michael L. Green, Jr. is a native of Desoto, Texas, and is the director of GapBuster’s Building Scholars for the Future Program, located in Riverdale, Maryland. Michael brings to the GapBuster family a very diverse background regarding youth and education as evidenced by his work with parents, students, and educational colleagues of all demographics.
In 2011 Michael graduated from the illustrious North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, affectionately known as A&T, and although he majored in accounting, most of his time was spent working and volunteering in juvenile detention centers, group homes, and early middle college programs. Following his tenure at A&T, Michael worked but for a short time in the field of accounting but ultimately found his true calling to be education, and returned home to begin working for the Texas Public School system.
Since this life-changing revelation Mr. Green has received his masters in Special Education from the University of the Southwest. In addition to this accomplishment he has also been able to gain experience as a certified 6th grade math instructor, educational grant manager, and motivational speaker as a result of the creation of his very own speaking firm, Motivational Goals. During the summer months Michael doesn’t take time off, but rather spends it providing logistical guidance to teams dedicated to providing educational conferences and cultural awareness opportunities to high school students all across America. Michael is very passionate about his work with young people and their families and looks forward to continuing his commitment and dedication with GapBuster.
GapBuster, Inc. Montgomery County Branch Grand Re-Opening
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Guest Speaker Honorable Catherine Leggett
SILVER SPRING, MD – Join us Saturday, January 17 – GapBuster, Inc., also known as GapBuster Learning Center, has re-established a Montgomery County, Maryland office in the Silver Spring United Methodist Church located at 31 University Blvd, East, Silver Spring, MD 20901 and will celebrate its grand re-opening. Please join us along with our guest speaker Honorable Catherine Leggett in a ribbon cutting ceremony and a tour of our facility on Saturday, January 17 at 4:00PM.
In 2009, GapBuster, Inc. was forced to relocate all of their Montgomery County, MD services into school sites such Wheaton High School and Sligo Middle School. It was an acceptable move, but services were not open to all students due to the school hours and locations. Additionally, the move limited GapBuster’s ability from offering evening and weekend programming. Now with the new location, GapBuster can again provide after-school, weekend, and alternative programs, servicing youth in 6th through 12th grades.
Founded in 1999 by Yvette Butler, MD and obtained non-profit status in 2001, GapBuster, Inc. is committed to raising the academic standard and promoting higher levels of achievement for socio-economically disadvantaged students. Through supplemental education, enrichment programs, and leadership development training, GapBuster develops well-rounded individuals positioned to excel in academic, social, and professional environments.
GapBuster, Inc. is an educational program dedicated to promoting higher levels of achievement and closing the performance gap of students by enriching and supplementing their learning experience. The services began as a home-based volunteer program to assist youth in mathematics; GapBuster, Inc. has now served over 5,000 individuals and offers an array of youth development, prevention, and continuing education services to the most at-risk population in the community.
Again join friends, supporters and our First Lady of Montgomery County Maryland, Catherine Leggett, on Saturday, January 17 at 4:00 pm in welcoming GapBuster’s “Developing Leaders for the Next Generation.”
For more information, please visit https://eventbrite.com/event/15222450760/ or call 301-779-4252