Information for students and families, including how to find community organizations and SSL opportunities.
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All SSL Forms for service completed any time during the current school year and the summer before the current school year are REQUIRED to be submitted to the school SSL coordinator no later than the first Friday in June.
Nonprofit organizations that are not identified with a graduation cap on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website require pre-approval.
The MCPS Form 560-50, Individual Student Service Learning Request, must be submitted and approved by the school-based SSL Coordinator in advance of service. All pre-approval requests must be submitted in a timely manner. There is a two-week allowance for school-based SSL Coordinators to review the request for approval or denial based on compliance with MCPS SSL Program. During the summer break, requests can be scanned and emailed to SSL@mcpsmd.org.
Students do not use student_ID@mcpsmd.net as your contact information when registering. Use another email or phone number.
MLK Week of Service is January 19 - 25MCPS recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a week of service projects in our schools. Service learning opportunities promote character education and empathy, an MCPS Be Well 365 essential.
On January 20th, "MLK DAY of Service: A Day On, Not A Day Off," individuals can participate in service opportunities during the MLK holiday away from school. Students can sign up to volunteer at the Montgomery County Volunteer Center.
Schools hosting service projects, can view the MLK Week Planning Tool for additional resources, suggestions, and support.
Choose Respect PSA ContestAttention Middle and High School Students! Are you looking for an opportunity to display your creativity? Would you like to win up to $1,000? The Choose Respect PSA video contest is now OPEN! Create an original 50-70 second video to help raise awareness about the prevalence of teen dating violence. Submission deadline is Friday, February 28, 2020. First place video is awarded $1,000!
2020 Choose Respect PSA Contest Information
Drive for SuppliesThank you to everyone who helped make the 2019 Drive for Supplies program a huge success! Ninety-one schools participated to support numerous families and community organizations that serve children in need. This year, students collected 14,478 pounds of supplies! Over the past 20 years, the annual program has helped save over 102 tons of material from the landfills.
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