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Summer is a Great Time to Earn SSL Hours

June 13, 2017

Summer is a great time for students to get involved in a service-learning project and earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours. Check out the organizations and opportunities that are already approved for MCPS SSL hours. As a reminder, the state of Maryland requires students to earn 75 SSL hours in order to graduate. Students can begin collecting those hours the summer before 6th grade.


There also are a lot of opportunities for students to serve in leadership positions—both at the county and the state levels. Applications are due for the 2017-2018 Student Member of the Board (SMOB) Advisory Council on July 1. Students have an opportunity to help shape policy and collaborate with policymakers and legislators, testify at public meetings, and discuss pertinent educational issues. Click here to complete the application.