The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Department of Partnerships is seeking employers who would be interested in hosting students that will be part of the 2023 Summer RISE program. Summer RISE is a hands-on career learning experience for rising MCPS juniors and seniors during the summer to engage in learning opportunities related to their field of interest. MCPS is seeking employers in all career fields who would be willing to help prepare students for life after high school. Hosts could benefit by gaining extra help at a time when it is tough to find workers, and by building a future talent pipeline for the organization.
Hosts should be able to offer a minimum of 50 hours with in-person, virtual or hybrid options between June 26 and July 28. It is suggested that employers host at least two students for 10-30 hours per week and no more than eight hours a day for a total of 50 hours up to five weeks. Since 2017, 2,400 students have participated in the program, gaining skills and connections with industry professionals. This year, the program is looking to serve 800 MCPS students in more than 60 industries. Those who are interested in becoming a Summer RISE host can learn more about the program from:
- A Host Information Session to answer questions (optional)
- Reading the Summer RISE Host Agreement
- Previewing a copy of the Summer RISE 2023 Host Registration.
Potential hosts can register through April 14 at Summer RISE 2023: Career Experience Host Registration (google.com). For detailed information about Summer RISE, watch a video of students and hosts in action from Summer RISE 2022 or visit www.MCPS-SummerRISE.org. For more information about the Summer RISE program, contact the MCPS Department of Partnerships at 240-740-5599 or email Davida_Gurstelle@mcpsmd.org.