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ABOUT MARYLAND MENTOR CORPS

History of Maryland Mentor Corps at UMD

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Maryland Reading Program

During the Fall 1997 semester, University of Maryland became one of the first twenty universities to participate in the America Reads Challenge. More than sixty student mentors were recruited and placed in the participating Prince George's County elementary schools to work with first and second grade students.

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Maryland Math Program

Following the success of the America Reads Challenge, Maryland Math Program (formerly known as America Counts Program) was established in the 2000-2001 academic year. Mentors worked with fourth graders, and continued to strengthen the relationship between UMD and Prince George's County Public Schools. 

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Maryland Family Literacy Program

During the 2004-2005 school year, Maryland Family Literacy Program (formerly known as Partners in Print) is the most recent addition to the Maryland Mentor Corps. Student presenters lead English and Spanish workshops at local schools and show parents how to help their children be confident, successful readers. 

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Present

Currently, Maryland Mentor Corps at the University of Maryland has over 175 mentors working with over 600 students and parents from Prince George's County Public Schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Goals

Maryland Mentor Corps (MMC) aims to: 

  • Provide a strong mentoring and tutoring experience for elementary school children in the Prince George’s County Public Schools, ultimately helping more children be successful in reading and math and reducing the impact of the achievement gap
  • Help University of Maryland students understand the complexities of public K through 12 education and empower them to be education advocates
  • Provide University of Maryland students with the opportunity for work experience, especially in the area of teaching, and provide professional development in teaching and leadership
  • Enhance the relationship between the University of Maryland and its home community, Prince George’s County 

Learn About Our Programs

Find information about the MMC mentoring programs: