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Johns Hopkins is pleased to partner with the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) as they seek volunteers to join their Achievement Counts Speakers Bureau. Volunteers inform, motivate and inspire eighth- and ninth-grade students statewide to prepare them for college and careers. The Achievement Counts message increases students’ awareness about the importance of rigorous coursework, college/career expectations and the realities of life after high school. Eighty-three percent of students say their speaker influenced their academic decisions.

Volunteering requires a minimal amount of time away from work: a three-hour training session and three to four 45-minute classroom presentations—the equivalent of two half-days. After training, volunteers select schools, dates and times that are convenient for their schedules. To register for the program and a training session, visit http://mbrt.org/speak. Special training dates for Johns Hopkins employees are scheduled on multiple campuses in October:

  • Oct. 4: Homewood Campus (1 to 4 p.m.)
  • Oct. 16: Johns Hopkins at Eastern High School (9 a.m. to noon)
  • Oct. 17: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1 to 4 p.m.)

Parking is free at Eastern High School. The Johns Hopkins Shuttle makes frequent runs between campuses. For more information on shuttle schedules, visit http://www.parking.jhu.edu/shuttles_keswick_connector.html.

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