On Saturday, September 14, 31 students in grades 9-11 from Colonel Richardson High and North Caroline High schools participated in an External Learning Experience at Salisbury University. The event, hosted by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT), helped boost college and career readiness for Next Generation Scholars. The day offered a glimpse into college life and included a campus tour, a look into dorm living, lunch in the dining hall, attendance at a football game and the opportunity to meet SU mascot Sammy Sea Gull.
This was the eighth External Learning Experience at Salisbury University for students in the MBRT Next Generation Scholars program. The daylong program is designed as a hands-on education event for students to discover programs offered at the college and provide them with choices as they start to think about college and their future.
Previously, MBRT hosted similar External Learning Experiences at Allegany College of Maryland; Bowie State University; Chesapeake College; Frostburg University; University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); University of Maryland Eastern Shore; and Towson University. They also hosted students from Allegany, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent and Wicomico counties at Discovery Fest 2019 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground where students were exposed to more than 50 colleges and businesses as well as military offerings.
“MBRT and the Next Generations Scholars Program provides an invaluable service to our students,” said Dr. Derek Simmons, director of student services for CCPS. “They broaden their horizons and introduce them to the many pathways that exist to guide them into college and careers.”
About Maryland Business Roundtable for Education
Founded in 1992, the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) is a 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. For more information, please visit the MRBT website.