Sixteen Caroline County high schoolers attended the Youth Congress Day event at the State House in Annapolis. Students had the opportunity to sit in on a General Assembly session, take a tour of the state house, and participate in a luncheon that featured DJ Quicksilva and Matt Lawrence, former Baltimore Raven and now a motivational speaker. Dr. Karen Salmon, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, stopped in for a brief conversation with Next Generation Scholar Student Ambassadors and other grant partners.
WBAL reporter Tim Tooten covered the event which features Caroline students (in the green badges) and an interview with two North Caroline High School students.
All photos available on the CCPS Flickr page.
About Next Generation Scholars
For more than 25 years, MBRT has been connecting the business community with local schools through programs like its Maryland Scholars Speakers Bureau and STEM Specialists in the Classroom. In 2017, MBRT added the Next Generation Scholars program, which provides funding through the Howard P. Rawlings Maryland Guaranteed Access Grant, administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). The Guaranteed Access Grant provides an award that will help cover the cost of full-time study at a Maryland college or university for low-income families.
Founded in 1992, the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) is a nonprofit coalition of leading employers that have made a long-term commitment to support education reform and improve student achievement in Maryland. MBRT is the catalyst for business, government and education to drive high student achievement that ensures a competitive future workforce for a world-class economy.