Minority Scholars Program Holding Annual Retreat on March 19
The Minority Scholars Program (MSP), a student-led initiative to help narrow the opportunity gap in MCPS, increase the academic success of minority students and foster positive relationships, will hold its 11th annual retreat on Saturday, March 19. This year’s theme is “We Stand Together, We Rise Together.”
This event will be held from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Drive in Bethesda.
Since its inception, MSP has worked to change the conversation around race, equity and the opportunity gap. MSP has chapters in every high school, more than 20 middle schools and four elementary schools. Student leaders have spoken at county, state and national events, spreading the MSP model across the nation.
There will be middle and high school workshops on minority empowerment, the opportunity gap and levels of racism, checking your biases and stereotypes and representation. There will also be a talent show, with dance, song and spoken word performances.
Students can register to attend through the MSP sponsor at their school. Lunch will be provided, and students will receive Student Service Learning hours for their attendance.
For more information, contact Vilma Najera.