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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.

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Summer RISE 2024

Important Dates

Host Registration


Host Information Session

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Summer RISE Program

June 24 - July 26

Closing Ceremony

July 25


Summer RISE - Host Information

What information
is covered by hosts?

Hosts can select the best type of implementation for Summer RISE, whether it is in-person, virtual or a combination of the two. We ask that hosts teach and/or guide students on the following:

  • Organizational structure, business models, and workplace culture
  • Roles of employees within different departments and education/training needed to pursue the same roles
  • Expectations for employee professional skills including attitudes, reliability, punctuality, collaboration, communication and behavior in a professional environment
  • Appropriate customer service in the context of the workplace
  • Purpose behind technologies used
  • Potential career pathways and growth opportunities within your professional sector

Your engagement will support our amazing juniors and seniors by influencing the trajectory of their pathways and impacting their academic and professional development.

MCPS Summer RISE - Hosts MC Fire and Rescue

What support can
hosts receive?

MCPS fully supports organizations by:

  • Offering hosts support through information sessions and one-on-one meetings as they determine the type of Summer RISE opportunity to offer.
  • Providing an orientation session on program expectations and meaningfully engaging youth in the workplace.
  • Helping hosts create a unique career-based learning experience for its student(s) and sharing tips on how to work with high school youth.
  • Assigning all hosts to a teacher liaison to support students and hosts.
  • Offering supplemental workshops for students to help the hosts and students meet the 50 hours.
  • Being an email or phone call away during Summer RISE hours.

Host Spotlights

Hear from MCPS Summer RISE hosts about the hands-on career-based learning experiences they provided for to Summer RISE participants.

Summer RISE
Montgomery County
Fire and Rescue

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.

Summer RISE
The Shared Model

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
Host Testimonial
Patrick Binsol

"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.

Summer RISE experiences

Summer RISE experiences can include, but are not limited to:

  • Acting as a teacher’s aide, supporting a lesson
  • Assisting in setting up biology labs
  • Attending business meetings, taking minutes
  • Coordinating a meeting or event
  • Conducting research
  • Creating a website
  • Creating presentations
  • Creating and editing social media posts
  • Designing a brochure
  • Developing an app
  • Editing newsletters
  • Feeding lab animals/fish
  • Participating in organizational, team or individual meetings
  • Providing customer service
  • Performing data maintenance
  • Reviewing blueprints to inform building project designs
  • Supporting clients as they complete job applications and create resumes
  • Taking care of greenhouse plants

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