Minority Scholars Program Hosts 12th Annual Retreat
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, held its 12th annual retreat at Northwest High School on March 18. This year’s theme was “We are the Blueprint: Dream About it, Scream About it, Be About It.”
There were elementary, middle and high school workshops on racism, anti-racism, community building through community circles, and dismantling stereotypes. There were talks from seniors about why they got involved and a talent show with dance, song and spoken word performances.
Since its inception, MSP has worked to change the conversation around race, equity and the opportunity gap. MSP has been growing steadily and now has chapters in every MCPS high school, 24 middle schools and six elementary schools. Student leaders have spoken at county, state and national events, spreading the MSP model across the state and nation.