At the end of the ten week PhotoKids program, Alice and Joanne organized an exhibition of the children's photographs at their Youth Center and then at the Executive Office Building (EOB) in Rockville. "This was a huge self-esteem booster for everyone," says Alice. During the reception at EOB, County Executive Isiah Leggett visited with the children and their families. "The visit with Mr. Leggett and, of course working with Joanne, showed our kids that their life could be different. That there were options and opportunities. That their own future could be beautiful."
This program and exhibitions were made possible by the generosity of the Montgomery County Employee Giving Campaign. Donations were matched with a grant from Sovereign Bank Foundation, which supports after-school and summer programs that enrich educational opportunities for children in low- and moderate-income communities.