Honors Executive Leadership Program
IMAC partners with Montgomery County Public Schools to enhance the opportunities in the Honors Executive Leadership Program. Working with the county government, MCPS and Johns Hopkins University, we provide the leadership component to this career development program. It is the only honors leadership and career development program in Montgomery County. The curriculum content and style are comparable to many college courses. The Youth Leadership and Career Development Program enables students to participate in:
- Internship for credit
- Field trips related to careers and leadership
- Didactic seminars facilitated by faculty, business executives, government officials and community leaders
- Research and writing assignments that reinforce the work experience
- Community service projects in the county
- Projects that require cross-cultural understanding and the role of global society
Benefits of the Program
- Two (2) honors credits each semester
- College level work experience
- Leadership training in hands-on projects
- Local projects with charities that expose the needs of the community
- Projects, discussions and meetings focusing on civic engagement
Students that are rising seniors with a 3.2 GPA and attending any MCPS school are eligible to apply. Applications are due in March 25 each year.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the application process?
Students apply during the second semester of their junior year to participate as seniors. Applications are available from the MCPS website or by clicking here.
Students are required to complete an application, essays included in the application, provide two letters of recommendation, and include a current transcript.
How are students selected?
Students are selected for their maturity, intellectual curiosity, and ability to learn in non-classroom settings. They demonstrate the skills needed to become future community leaders and are eager to participate in high-level professional activities. Selection for this exciting and rewarding honors program is competitive.
What types of partners participate in the program?
Participating organizations represent all industries of the public and private sector. Corporations, nonprofit charities, government and small businesses are among our partners.
What do the students learn as interns?
Students apply their high school coursework and business training to problem-solving, communication, and management by interning for 15 hours per week. Seminars, writing assignments, group projects add to the experience so that interns assess their career goals and engage in civil society.