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The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education is looking for volunteers to join its Maryland Scholars Speakers Bureau. The role of volunteers is to inform, motivate, and inspire eighth- and ninth-grade students statewide to prepare them for college and careers. The purpose of the message is to increase students' awareness about the importance of rigorous coursework, college/career expectations, and the realities of life after high school. Eighty-three percent of students say their speaker influenced their academic decisions.

Volunteering requires a minimal amount of time: a three-hour training session and four 50-minute classroom presentations—the equivalent of two half-days away from work. After training, volunteers select schools, dates, and times that are convenient for their schedules.

To register for the program and a training session, visit the MBRT website. Special training dates for Johns Hopkins employees are scheduled on:

  • Monday, Dec. 11, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the East Baltimore campus

  • Friday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m. to noon at Johns Hopkins at Eastern

The Johns Hopkins Shuttle makes frequent runs between campuses. Parking is free at Johns Hopkins at Eastern.

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