Help Maryland Students Prepare for a World of Opportunity

The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) is seeking volunteers for two programs designed to raise academic achievement, college readiness, and career aspirations among middle and high school students in Maryland. Your experiences, advice and expertise are just what Maryland teenagers need to inform their decisions, ignite their imaginations, and inspire them to achieve their goals.

Research shows that four interactions in high school with workplace professionals will result in higher earning power once students graduate. You can provide one or more of those interactions and change life outcomes for dozens or even hundreds of students. Here are two ways you can make a difference:

Maryland Scholars Speakers Bureau: Workforce volunteers bring students the message that achievement in school will pay off in college, the workplace, and in life.

Stem Specialists in the Classroom:  Workforce volunteers engage students in hands-on learning experiences that demonstrate the real-world application of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content and skills. In this program, STEM professionals co-teach lessons with high school teachers designed to engage students in the real-world application of content knowledge.

With a limited time commitment (equivalent to 2–3 half days), you can influence and inspire 100 young people in your community schools. You don’t need to be a professional speaker. You just need to be yourself. MBRT will provide you with training and support you on every school visit. If you are interested, take these steps:

  1. Register to participate 
  2. Attend a 3-hour training session.
  3. Conduct four classroom presentations/demonstrations a year. You can choose the schools and dates that fit your schedule.

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