Exciting News! A New Job Training Program Is Launching in Frederick County!
Empowered to Live, Inc.’s premier program, Project GUIDE is moving forward with a partnership with Frederick Community College. Project GUIDE is a 14-week pre-apprenticeship program that offers youth ages 16-24 job readiness and technical skills training and paid internship opportunities with local businesses in the construction and skilled trades industry.
The Golden Mile Alliance (GMA) wants to thank the business owners, business property owners and residents of the Golden Mile community for helping make the GMA’s “Status of the Mile” meeting a huge success!
One outcome of this meeting was to illicit input from business owners, business property owners and residents on the activities that GMA should provide or pursue to improve the Golden Mile for the entire community. If you haven’t done so, please go to https://tinyurl.com/GMA-2021-Survey-Form and make your views heard or simply e-mail us at GMAEvents@goldenmilealliance.org.
The “Status of the Mile” meeting might be over, but there is still time to provide your input! It’s not too late! The GMA wants your input to help develop its plans for future
The Golden Mile Alliance is holding its first 5K Virtual Run!
Run, walk, skip, jump for a cause in your own neighborhood, in your favorite park, or on your local trails, all in the name of getting out to move and to help drive the Golden Mile area to be a welcoming, economically strong, and desirable commercial and residential community!
Are you up for the challenge? Running not your thing? No problem! Can’t get outside? That’s ok! It’s a 5K YOUR WAY! You can walk, run, cycle, hop, do alone or with family and friends…however you choose to do your 5k is up to you!
Between June 11-20, on the day of your choosing, grab your friends and family and get outdoors for a socially distant activity benefiting the non-profit organization The Golden Mile Alliance.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE A T-SHIRT is May 21, 2021 at noon.
Golden Mile Alliance Announces A Virtual Easter Coloring Contest
GMA’s Virtual Easter Egg Contest officially kicks off on March 29, 2021. All entries must be scanned and emailed back to GMAEvents@goldenmilealliance.org by midnight on April 5, 2021. A winner from each age group will be selected and contacted by April 8.
Age Categories: 4-6 years old, 7-9 years old, and 10-12 years old.
We hope to spread positivity and enjoyment with this contest and continue the tradition of Easter despite the current state of the world right now. We look forward to seeing all of the beautifully colored Easter pictures and encourage families to decorate hard boiled eggs with your families at home.
Want to make history by being a part of the first “Great Frederick Scavenger Hunt” (9/5 – 12/20) – a city-wide, multi-day, socially-distanced entertainment experience brought to you by Celebrate Frederick, The City of Frederick, and Surelocked In Escape Games? All interested businesses should contact Chris Sparks at email@example.com to become a part of the game!
What is this event?
A socially-distanced, safe way for families and folks to celebrate Frederick City in the absence of traditions like In The Streets and The Great Frederick Fair
A partnership between Celebrate Frederick, The City of Frederick, and Surelocked In Escape Games
A free game that allows all registered players to test their wits and compete for prizes as they scour the City to its limits
What we need from you:
No money – this is a free event for all participating businesses/organizations
A time to visit your establishment to craft a unique clue for players to solve (that they can’t Google)
Your help promoting this event on social media
The donation of a unique prize (no more that $20 in value) that will inspire the winner(s) to return to your business after the game concludes
For you to continue to operate as normal during the week of the game (so people can come to you)
What will happen next:
You reach out to Chris Sparks (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your availability for a 5 minute site visit between 8/28 and 9/4 and the answer to this question: “given that all COVID safety measures are being observed, are you comfortable with players entering your business for the game?”
Standby to receive confirmation of the visit
Greet a Surelocked In Game Master at the time of the visit onsite
The Golden Mile Alliance held a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, August 27th for banners that were installed along the mile and side roads in mid-summer. This project was begun in 2015 and was the culmination of effort and hard work on the part of many people over the years. The banners were designed to give the community a “sense of place” and to define the area for those traveling through the region. Thanks should go to a great many people, including previous GMA board members and current board members, GMA president David Newman, community activist Kris Fair, Tom Brady and associates (who printed and stored the banners) along with the Department of Economic Development, Verizon and First Energy.