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Way2GoMaryland works with M-NCPPC's Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation to increase community knowledge of college preparation.
Way2GoMaryland representatives are often invited to distribute Way2GoMaryland printed materials and branded give-a-ways, at various large and small M-NCPPC community events.
In addition to tabling, a Way2GoMaryland representative provides workshops and presenatations to various M-NCPPC community centers hosting special programs, culminating events, college and career readiness workshops, etc.
The Way2GoMaryland partnership with M-NCPPC expands the message of the importance of early college preparation from outside of the academia enviroment and into the recreation world.
M-NCPPC's Department of Parks and Recreation is a state organization which provides recreation programs, facilities, and services such as outdoor festivals, trips, summer camps, fitness and sports programs and much more. For more information visit pgparks.com.
First Generation College Bound works with three middle schools in Prince George’s County, MD, to inspire middle-school students and their families to begin planning for college. The program is a three-year partnership with the Way2GoMaryland campaign.
The schools are Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School in Laurel, Charles Carroll Middle School in New Carrollton, and Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Marlow Heights.
FGCB provides motivational talks at the schools to engage 8th graders in a college-bound research project and holds an end-of-the-year celebration for participating students and their families.
The students also are encouraged to enter FGCB’s College Access Program in high school and be tracked to see how many enter and complete college. The matriculation rate for FGCB’s College Access Program participants in the past has been 94 percent, compared to the overall U.S. average of 63 percent.
A teacher at each middle school oversees the college-bound research projects, which involve students researching a career in which they are interested and then contacting colleges to see if the schools offer such programs. Three students will present their findings at an event sponsored by the University System’s Way2GoMaryland campaign.
FGCB is a Prince Georges County organization helping minority low income students gain access to college funding. For more information, please visit fgcb.org.