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STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE > STUDENT EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM


 
SELP: TABLE OF CONTENTS
link Overview of the Program
link

Current Program Information
* flyer for advertising (pdf file)
* powerpoint (dowload file)

link School Level: Adult Contact
link Student Application
link Fall Orientation Information
link Fall Conferences
link Optional Leadership Workshop
link Group Meetings and Research
link Issues Debate
link Congressional Reception
link to page Program Photos Student Emerging Leaders Program (SELP)
A partnership between The Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)
link to page Student Survey
link to page School Adult Contact Survey

Students looking for other opportunities in the county or state to be involved should Click here: link to Opportunities Web Page

The Student Emerging Leaders Program, a partnership of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE), is designed to nurture student interest in national, state, and local government by engaging and inspiring students to become the next generation of Black and Hispanic leaders, through a combination of a mentoring relationship, peer-to-peer engagement and accountability, and interactive student debate.

Each spring, rising sophomores (current freshmen) from each high school, who hold a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better and are eligible based on the program criteria, will have the opportunity to apply via online application and be selected to participate in the Hispanic Caucus conference or the Black Caucus conference. This program is designed to help attract low to moderate income students who normally would not consider this type of leadership opportunity. Conference and transportation costs will be covered. (Students are picked up from Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville - students must provide their own transportation to the pick up point.)

Student applicants will be selected for each program. At least one student from each high school that applies and returns the commitment form will be accepted.

Basic Program Requirements:

Semester I:
• successfully complete the online application; fax the required committment form
• be selected to participate by the review board comprised of MCBRE and MCPS;
• accept the nomination to participate in the program; and
• attend a preconference meeting to receive up-to-date information, meet with their fellow participants, and be introduced to their professional advisor, who has volunteered to work specifically with them throughout the program.
• Attend the legislative conference (either the Congressional Black Caucus or Congressional Hispanic Caucus Annual Legislative Conference)
• After participating in the legislative conference, students will vote for two topics that they believe are the most important topics affecting their communities. These topics will be voted for on the day of the conference, and can be topics that were presented at the conference or appropriate outside issues. Students then will be assigned a position (pro or con) on the selected topic or issue and be placed into work groups of two to three students and one professional advisor.
• Meet and Research - Students must meet three separate times with their assigned group and professional advisor to research and/or discuss the assigned position before the mock Issues Debate. Students will be placed in groups that are geographically close to other group members and/or their professional advisor. If a student cannot attend a meeting, a maximum of one meeting can be made up via teleconference.

Semester II:
• Participate in the Issues Debate - Students must attend the Issues Debate with their professional advisor and other group members, and work with other students to defend their position by participating in a mock debate. At this event, students also will learn about some youth-related bills before the Maryland General Assembly

Attend the Congressional Reception - Students completing all requirements are invited to attend, with one guest, a reception with Congressman Christopher Van Hollen (late February or early March date to be determined).

Please refer questions to Mrs. Karen Crawford, student affairs coordinator, Department of Student Services, at 301-444-8620 or via email to Mrs. Karen Crawford (Karen_L_Crawford@mcpsmd.org)
Karen_L_Crawford@mcpsmd.org

2014-2015 Program Information:
Students who do not have an email account are encouraged to get a Gmail, Yahoo, or other free email account. Information and reminders will be sent via email. Business cards are made for the students with their contact information. They will receive these cards at the Congressional Conference in the fall.

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Detailed Information 2014-2015
MARCH & APRIL

Memo to Principals

Memo and attachments (pdf file)
Information for students and parents
  • Attachments for students and parents
    • Program overview (pdf file)
    • Student Commitment Form (pdf file)
Information for school adult contacts
  • Attachment for school adult contact (pdf file )
  • Full packet for school adult contact - (pdf file)
School adult contact registration
-Please report contact by Friday, March, 2014
no user ID, just click "request"
Student Application Link
- Application must be submitted bythe extended DEADLINE of 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014. Students applying should also fax the signed commitment form by 4:00 p.m., on the deadline date. The selection panel will get back to you about your application as soon as possible after the application deadline.

no user ID, just click "request"
Student Commitment Form (pdf file)
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014

AUGUST

Orientation Letter to Parents and Students (includes field trip permission form)
• Black Caucus - orientation letter with field trip form (coming soon) (separate field trip form: coming soon)
• Hispanic Caucus - orientation letter with field trip form (coming soon) (separate field trip form: coming soon)

SEPTEMBER

Orientation for Students and Parents

Please bring the signed field trip form included with the mailed letter or download it from above.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
CESC Auditorium (click here for directions)
• Black Congressional program 5:30-6:30 p.m.
• Hispanic Congressional program 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
CESC Auditorium (click here for directions)
• Black Congressional program 7:00-8:00 p.m.
• Hispanic Congressional program 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Documents from Orientation:
Black Congressional program
• Hispanic Congressional program

Congressional Black/Hispanic Caucus Annual Legislative Conference

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Congressional Black Caucus Program
NOTE NEW DATE: Friday, September 26, 2014,
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, N.W., Wash., D.C.
(bus available from CESC - (form coming soon)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Program
Wednesday, October 1, 2014,
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
(bus available from CESC- (form coming soon)

Black Congressional Caucus Forms
• Conference Agenda (coming soon)
• Selection Form (coming soon)
• MCPS Permission form (coming soon)

Hispanic Congressional CaucusForms
• Conference Agenda (coming soon)
• Selection Form (coming soon)
• Special CHCI Perm. form (coming soon)
• MCPS Permission form (coming soon)

NOVEMBER

Optional Leadership Workshops
To Be Determined
Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown, MD 20874

DIRECTIONS (link)

(Parents welcome to attend)

Optional Workshops: To Be Determined

no user ID, just click "request"

OCTOBER - JANUARY
  • Students meet three separate times (October, November-December, and January) with their assigned group and professional advisor to research and/or discuss the assigned position before the mock debate and Issues Debate Forum.
  • Students will be placed in groups that are geographically close to other group members and/or their professional advisor. If a student cannot attend a meeting, a maximum of one meeting can be made up via teleconference.
  • Students meet three times with their group and professional advisor for research/discussion of assigned position on topic and be ready to participate in a mock debate at the Issues Debate Forum.

    (Problems with advisor contact? Please refer issues to Ms. Nikki Malcolm, Program Manager, Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education at 240-242-4343 ext. 103 or via email to Ms. Nikki Malcolm (Nikki.Malcolm@mcbre.org)
  • Debate preparation and meetings guideline (coming soon)
    Nikki.Malcolm@mcbre.org
  • Students should be preparing for their "mock debate"
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FEBRUARY

SELP Issues Debate Forum Tuesday, February 10, 2015......6:00-8:30 p.m.
(Snow DateThursday, February 12, 2015)

Issues Debate: Tuesday, February 10, 6:00-8:30 p.m., CESC auditorium
(850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850)
Directions: (click here for directions)

• Agenda (coming soon)
• Debate Preparation and Meeting Guidelines (pdf file)

Auditorium, Carver Educational Services Center (850 Hungerford Dr.)
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MARCH

Congressional Reception: 2015 date To Be Determined - buses from CESC to event and back (coming soon)

An invitation is extended to students who have completed the program requirements

  • attended the pre-conference orientation
  • attended the Legislative Caucus conference
  • met a minimum of three times with assigned group and professional advisor
  • completed assigned position research on topic and participated in mock debate at the Issues Debate Forum
Please turn in the completed/signed field trip form at the February Issues Debate....or scan and email it to the student affairs coordinator

DEADLINE FOR FIELD TRIP PERMISSION FORM (TBD) no later than one week after the Issues Debate.



Rayburn Building room TBD
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street Washington, D.C., 20003

Reception Transportation form (coming soon)- buses will pick up/drop off at CESC
DEADLINE FOR FIELD TRIP PERMISSION FORM: no later than one week after the Issues Debate

Carver Educational Services Center (850 Hungerford Dr.)

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Updated June 13, 2014 | Maintained by Karen Crawford

 

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