Achievement Counts – Volunteers Needed

It’s that time of year again when you can make a difference in the lives of students looking to find direction by volunteering for Achievement Counts, a speakers-bureau program designed to inform and motivate middle and high school students about the vital connection between hard work in school and success in college, the workplace, and in life.

We are pleased to report that our school continues to be recognized as one of the leading sources of volunteers for this important and valuable program. Created by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, the program recruits and trains volunteers from various careers, educational, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Volunteers will participate in a 3-hour training session in September and are asked to make four 45-minute classroom presentations in October/November. The messages they deliver are based on their own personal and work experiences, and focus on the importance of working hard, taking rigorous courses, and building a strong transcript while in school. Volunteers can select schools, dates and times that are convenient to them.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students. To sign up to be a speaker or get more information, visit or contact LaTara Harris at 410/727-0448 or

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