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We invite you to become a Summer RISE Host to help inform student decision making about life after high school and benefit from the ambitious and talented youth of Montgomery County.
Summer RISE is committed to providing real-life career-based and professional experiences to MCPS students as they explore learning about careers.
Open now through May 7th
July 5 - July 30
Hosts can select the best type of implementation for Summer RISE 2021, whether it is in-person, virtual or a combination of the two. We ask that hosts teach and/or guide students on the following:
Your engagement will support our amazing juniors and seniors by influencing the trajectory of their pathways and impacting their academic and professional development.
MCPS fully supports organizations by:
Hear from MCPS Summer RISE hosts about the hands-on career-based learning experiences they provided for to Summer RISE participants.
Captain Ty DeMent and Lieutenant Irvin Smith of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service share their recent experiences working with Summer RISE students. Hear why they suggest everyone become a host.
Supervisor of the MCPS Budget Unit, Nancy Austin, explains the benefits for both students and hosts of sharing Summer RISE students across multiple offices.
"Summer RISE students are an investment in our future," says Patrick Binsol from Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. As a first year host for Summer RISE 2019, Binsol noted that the impact and the difference you can make as a host for young people is so very important and any business should strive for this kind of community involvement.
MCPS prepares students for their experience at host organizations through a mandatory workshop and instruction on expectations for workplace behavior, communication, and customer/colleague interaction.
The workshop also includes a financial literacy component where students are taught the importance of being fiscally responsible. Students who complete the program will receive a $300 stipend (pending funding) to cover expenses, such as clothing, food, office supplies and transportation.