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Maryland Business Roundtable for Education Seeks Volunteers to Inform, Inspire and Motivate Students to Achieve

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT), a nonprofit coalition of leading employers working to support education reform and improve student achievement, announced that it is seeking and recruiting workplace volunteers to participate in its volunteer programs for the 2016-17 school year.

Maryland Scholars Speakers Bureau continues to expand its cadre of dedicated volunteers from varying backgrounds and professions, committed to making a difference in students’ lives by demonstrating the importance of taking and completing the rigorous Maryland Scholars coursework and the vital connection between achievement in school and success in the workplace and in life.

STEM Specialists in the Classroom is a group of professionals from STEM industries, federal agencies, and higher education who inform, inspire and engage students by providing career information and hands-on learning experiences that demonstrate the real-world application of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content and skills.

“Decisions students make in high school affect the rest of their lives,” says Brian Dulay, MBRT Executive Director. “Research shows the more students interact with workplace professionals while in high school, the more money they earn after they graduate. Workforce estimates indicate a need for a million more STEM employees nationally by 2019, so these are essential partnerships we are creating with our students.”

Volunteers are asked to attend a 3-hour training session and make four 50-minute classroom presentations during the school year. Volunteers can choose the schools, dates and times that best fit their schedules.

Zenora Khan, a volunteer since 2011, shares, “Being an MBRT volunteer is a way of giving back to my community and making a difference in a child’s life. If I can help one student believe in herself/himself and understand the value of education, and that student goes on to college, acquires a good job, becomes a productive and contributing member of our society, and gives back to our community, then I have made a difference.”

During the 2015-16 school year, more than 600 volunteers completed learning experiences to more than 28,000 students throughout the state of Maryland.

For more information, or to volunteer, please visit www.mbrt.org or contact Nona Carroll at 410-788-0333 or nona@mbrt.org.

About MBRT: Founded in 1992, MBRT is a nonprofit coalition of leading employers that have made a long-term commitment to support education reform and improve student achievement in Maryland. For more information, visit www.mbrt.org.

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