Age of Awareness is currently running an early intervention college and career awareness program at G. James Gholson Middle School in Landover, MD funded by a grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). AOA conducts workshops twice a week for the students that include college preparation and career guidance. AOA participates in an all-school career day by inviting professionals to come in and share their stories with the students. During the summer, AOA runs a College Access Camp for three weeks where the students visit colleges, corporations and museums. Speakers and presenters are invited to share experiences with the students. In addition, the students receive math and English enhancement daily and write a college essay and keep a daily journal. AOA has also partnered with Prince George’s Community College and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) Advanced Systems and Technology as a part of our commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

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AOA participates in a Kentland HUB college and career fair at PG Ballroom. Retired Colonel William Lee delivers a presentation to the campers about character development The campers enjoyed a tour of Fedex Stadium and heard about the various career availalbe.
US Secret Service Agent Kevin Robinson shares his college and career experiences with the campers.  He specified the importance of keeping your record clean for a government security clearance. MD State Senator David Harrington is always a favorite speaker and a supporter of AOA. Mr. Malcolm Snorden from Talent Search  at the University of Maryland explains the college testing process to the campers.
Financial Planner, Kalimah Matthews stresses the importance of saving for college. Campers enjoy the Sant Ocean Exhibit at the Smithsonian during a field trip. Happy camper Brian Dorsey at the Smithsonian
NPR's Michel Martin and the "Tell Me More Staff" describe what they do everyday.  Michel let each camper go into her studio and record their voices...what fun! Traci LaTrelle, WHUR, attended Career Day at Gholson and talked about her daily activities at the radio station. Yanick Rice Lamb, professor, author and editor made a presentation at Career Day at Gholson.
MS State Senator David Harrington is commitment to our youth.  He spoke at Career Day at Gholson, sharing his work and life experiences with the students. Business owner Michael McCoy, Z-Systems, participated in Career Day at Gholson giving the students a "back in the day" lesson!
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