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summer rise logoSummer RISE helps to inform student decision-making about life after high school. Students participate in a three-to-four week/60-80 hour, career-based summer learning opportunity for rising Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) juniors and seniors. Each host gives students an overview of their industry or profession, and the careers that are represented at the organization.  

Through the Summer RISE program, students receive:

  • guidance on the requirements needed (educational and skill-based) to pursue a vocation or profession, and the daily operational experiences a career entails;
  • training on skills such as communication, team building, professionalism, financial literacy and business dining etiquette;
  • connections/networking/mentoring opportunities with possible future employers in desired industries;
  • professional materials for the program such as padfolios, pens, and an opportunity for professional clothing through Montgomery County-based nonprofit: A Wider Circle.

Summer RISE is an initiative led by the Montgomery County Public Schools Partnerships Unit in collaboration with local businesses, government agencies, higher education institutions, and non-profit organizations. Student registration is free. Student participants are selected based on available host industries by geography, representation from all high schools, and the number of available slots.  Students who completed the program in 2019 were provided with a $300 stipend to cover expenses such as clothing, food, office supplies and transportation (details are still to be determined for summer 2020).

This program aspires to support up to 600 students for summer 2020. The exact number of participants depends on approved funding. Since 2017, a total of 1,171 students have participated in the program. More information about this program can be found at www.MCPS-SummerRISE.org.  

To contribute toward the educational purposes of this program, which includes a closing ceremony for students to receive recognition and to gain experience in business social etiquette at a professional event, please complete the secure online donation form below.  Online contributions include a 2.598% + $0.26 processing fee.

Summer RISE sponsorships begin at $500; institutional donors of $2500 or more are recognized as Institutional Partners of the MCPS Educational Foundation. See the schedule of Summer RISE sponsorship levels and benefits here.

In addition to the secure online donation form below, other payment options are also available.

 
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