Taylor Pyles

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Taylor Pyles

Tom "Taylor" Pyles is a child abuse survivor and the founder The Blue Ribbon Project. He has been a police officer with Annapolis Police Department for over a decade and is assigned as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Section.  When not working, you'll find him spending time with his family and out enjoying the countryside on two wheels. 

The children were going to die. Mohamed Bzeek knew that. But in his more than two decades as a foster father, he took them in anyway — the sickest of the sick in Los Angeles County’s sprawling foster care system. He has buried about 10 children. Some died in his arms. Now, Bzeek spends long days and sleepless nights caring for a bedridden 6-year-old foster girl with a rare brain defect. She’s blind and deaf. She has daily seizures. Her arms and legs are paralyzed.

The Blue Ribbon Project uses a short registration process to assign a registrant to a particular "group" to our website. This "group" is  dependent on what one's role is and what information one is seeking. Please choose from the below list the "group" that best defines your role. It's important to note that a registrant can also be part of multiple groups. Please see the bottom of this page for instructions on joining multiple groups. 



If you wish to register as a volunteer, please use this form. Once registered, you will receive updates to upcoming volunteer days and other volunteer events. Additionally, when you are registered, you can easily sign up for for a volunteer day by logging in.

--Volunteer Registration Form--

 Foster Parent:

Foster Parents should register using this form. When registered for this group, you will receive updates that are specific to foster parents, guardians, as well as foster youth. These updates may include such things as events, training, presentations, as well events that foster youth may attend.

--Foster Parent Registration Form--

Department of Social Services Worker:

Please use this form if you are a worker with Department of Social Services. Users within this group will receive updates specific to Department of Social Services. These updates may include such things as special events, training, presentations, holiday and Foster Youth parties and events (to attend with your assigned youth) as well as other events

--Department of Social Services Worker Registration Form--

Foster Youth:

If you are a Foster Youth, please use this registration form. When registered for this group, you will receive updates specific to foster youth. These updates may include such things as our Aging Up...Not Out programs, events, holiday or Foster Youth parties, and other events.

--Foster Youth Registration Form--

 Court Appointed Special Advocate:

Please use this form if you are a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Users within this group will receive updates specific to CASA's. These updates may include such things as special events, training, presentations, holiday and Foster Youth parties and events (to attend with your assigned youth) as well as other events

--Court Appointed Special Advocate Registration Form--

Newsletter & Updates:

If you wish to subscribe to our general newsletter about news, upcoming events, training, presentations, or other public events, please use this form:

--Newsletter Registration--


As mentioned earlier, a registrant can be part of multiple groups. For example, perhaps you are a Court Appointed Special Advocate but would also like to register as a volunteer. You can do so by first registering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Once registered and logged in, please visit the Volunteer Registration form. When you are logged in, this form will be pre-populated with your information. Just hit the submit button and you will be added to the extra group. 

Child adoption in Maryland occurs when a domestic placement is arranged by a child placement agency, whether a private agency or a government one. The children that can be adopted through the Department of Social Services are usually in foster care.

There are all kinds of families in this world. Some children live with both of their parents, while some live with one and visit the other. Some children might live with their grandparents, and some stay with a foster family. There are foster programs in the United States, to provide kids with a safe and caring home, when they don’t already have one.

Child Sex Offenders

Sexual violence is a serious problem, and it has devastating consequences. The challenge we face in making our society safer includes, an understanding of the offense risk and patterns, as well as resources. It is this knowledge that can inform our decisions on reporting, investigation, sentencing, and more.

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Chick-Fil-A Nottingham Square
Nottingham Square Shopping Center
5198 Campbell Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21236



La Plata Police Patch

La Plata Police Department
101 La Grange Ave
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 934-1500 



Annapolis Police Department


Annapolis Police Department is very active within the community, especially when it comes to our children. You can drop off your backpacks at Annapolis Police Department during regular business hours.

199 Taylor Avenue

Annapolis, MD 21401



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BB&T Bank

80 West Central Avenue

Edgewater, MD  21037



BB&T Bank

801 Compass Way, Suite 7

(Heritage Harbor)

Annapolis, MD  21401







WNAV Radio

236 Admiral Drive

Annapolis, MD 21401



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Bob Lucido Team of Keller Williams Integrity
2024 West Street, Suite 100
Annapolis, MD 21401



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Eastport Shell

335 Sixth Street in Eastport

(Corner of Sixth and Severn).

Annapolis, MD  21403






Robert A. Pascal Youth and Family Services

570 Ritchie Highway, Suite H

Severna Park, MD  21146



Angelina's Italian Kitchen

827 Central Avenue East

Edgewater, MD  21037


 The Blue Ribbon Project desperately needs your help!  As you may know, our Backpacks of Love program serves abused and neglected children in our community by providing them emergency essentials the moment they have to be removed from an abusive or dangerous environment. These Backpacks of Love truly make a difference in a child's life by offering them hope and comfort as they are going through a very traumatic time in their life. While we regularly receive great donations to support this program, we are constantly running short on necessary clothing items to meet the need of youth and children entering care. It's difficult to think that we can't always meet the needs to help these youth. This is where we need your help. At the moment, we desperately need clothing items to go into our Backpacks of Love.

Thank You for registering with our website. With your registration, you can easily sign up to volunteer or to join in on any of our events. You will receive an e-mail that with a pending "Subscription". Please follow the directions in the e-mail to verify your registration. Thank You for being a part of The Blue Ribbon Project.

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