Attentive students in computer lab with instructor

 We host many middle school groups, and yours are always at the top for engagement, politeness, and overall desire to learn about college. You are clearly doing something right. 

-Jennifer Cohen, Senior Recruitment Coordinator Universities at Shady Grove

PROGRAMS

P4L offers an engaging array of after school programs to “help kids become amazing students.”

Our after school and summer learning activities help middle school students develop the skills, drive, and personal agency they need for a 21st Century knowledge-based global economy. Through experiential learning, our youth create, collaborate, problem solve, communicate, and connect with the world.

We believe it’s critically important to reach students in their middle school years, well before they enter high school. Important components of our programs include academic enrichment, STEM exploration and high school, college and career connections.

Currently P4L serves up to 150 students, annually, at 5 MCPS middle schools, providing Science Technology Engineering Math focused, project-based learning. We expect to add 2 other school sites in early 2022.

We offer three STEM-related program tracks:

  • Dig.Lit focuses on communication technology, with an emphasis on digital media including videography, soundtrack production and digital design.
  • Tech Squad focuses on the foundations of physical computing including coding, programming, circuitry, electronics, robotics and engineering;
  • GRRL Tech (Girls Really, Really Love Technology), for girls only, includes a wide array of girl-oriented projects in coding, electronics, digital art/design and 3D printing, robotics and engineering.

Attentive students in computer lab with instructor

 We host many middle school groups, and yours are always at the top for engagement, politeness, and overall desire to learn about college. You are clearly doing something right. 

-Jennifer Cohen, Senior Recruitment Coordinator Universities at Shady Grove