Building a stronger future
With the research, development and dedication of the Maryland Chamber Foundation, we strive toward sustainable solutions for growth including:
TEACHER EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Externships help teachers tie real-world working experiences to their curriculum. With exposure to the skills it takes to succeed in a particular discipline, teachers can bring unique insights into their classroom that will benefit students preparing for their future in those specific areas.
Businesses also have the opportunity to offer input for curriculum, thus supporting their future workforce.
NATIONAL CIVICS BEE
Civic education empowers individuals to be well-informed, active citizens who are motivated to engage constructively in shaping the vibrancy of public life in their communities, their states and their nation. The business community our Chamber represents understands it has an enormous stake – as well as a unique and potentially effective role to play – in strengthening American civic life.
In an effort to encourage civics education and involvement among our next generation of voters, leaders, workers and problem-solvers, the Maryland Chamber Foundation proudly partners with the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s The Civic Trust and local chambers of commerce across Maryland to host the annual National Civics Bee which encourages middle school students from public, private, charter and home schools to engage in civics, contribute to their communities and flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes.