Go2College Camp Participants at The University of Maryland at Shady Grove

 

My daughter is now more interested in her future. And, she is starting to think how college will prepare her for certain careers. 

-Parent of Go2College Camp Participant

 

ABOUT

Since 2004 Passion for Learning (P4L) has helped diverse cohorts of MCPS students in low-income communities develop the skills they will need for a knowledge-based global economy and technology-rich society. Through hands-on, project-based learning, our middle and high school students inquire, collaborate, problem solve, create, communicate, and connect with the world.

Our overarching goal is to help our youth become skilled, productive, and responsible creators and not just consumers of technology. Through a broad array of after school, weekend, and summer activities, enhanced by field trips and guest speakers, our youth gain STEM and digital communication skills and interests for high school and beyond.

Coached by adult educators and STEM professionals as well as older peers, our youth become contributing digital citizens as well as striving STEM scholars, with aspirations and confidence for their future.

Our Mission

P4L's mission is to help economically disadvantaged students prepare for educational and life success by engaging them in STEM enrichment and college awareness-access-readiness programs. P4L addresses the "opportunity gap" experienced by many MCPS students, who because of the lack of family resources, are at risk of being underestimated and under-encouraged. P4L supports our students towards higher levels of educational and personal development as they enter high school and prepare to become productive and contributing young adults.

We Believe

  • Every child has the potential to be an inspired and committed learner;
  • Our community has the responsibility and ability to help make learning come alive for all of its children and youth;
  • The engagement of parents and families is critical to student success;
  • Business, community and older student mentors and role models can make a remarkable difference in the life of a student;
  • Our future as a community, county, state and nation is tied to our ability to help every student learn, strive and tap the magic in themselves.

 

Go2College Camp Participants at The University of Maryland at Shady Grove

 

My daughter is now more interested in her future. And, she is starting to think how college will prepare her for certain careers. 

-Parent of Go2College Camp Participant