The MASC Advance is open for all secondary student leaders in Maryland to attend. For 2021, we are planning an “in-person” executive board meeting,  however, as there are no overnights allowed yet, the first days of the Advance will be done virtually.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – Advance Day 1:- Virtual Workshop Presenter Certification – Teambuilding/Get-to-Know-You and Student Workshop Certification Day is a day of workshops to certify students to be MASC workshop presenters and to re-certify previously certified workshop presenters. Students attending this day should commit to being a workshop presenter at the Fall Leadership Conference and/or the Legislative Session (additional required training on Saturday, January 22, 2022, & Friday evening February 11, 2022, and the event on Saturday, February 12, 2022 – locations to be determined – or the possibility of virtual training and events). Please check the MASC calendar.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 – POSTPONED Until MASC knows if the Fall Leadership Conference will be a virtual or in-person event Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) Training (must be a certified workshop presenter or must commit to becoming a certified presenter at the Sept. 25, 2021, scheduled certification – location to be determined) is a full day of workshops for presenters to “experience” the workshops that will be taught to middle school participants and for writing workshops that will be offered to high school participants for the Fall Leadership Conference. Certified workshop presenters attending this day will be assigned teams for teaching the middle school workshops or for writing/preparing and teaching a high school workshop for the FLC.

Thursday, August 12, 2021 – Advance Day 2: The Executive Board Meeting – this is MASC’s first executive board meeting for the school year (there are four per school year). At this meeting, officer and staff reports are an opportunity to introduce officers and staff to the regional presidents, regional middle school representatives, SMOBs/SROBs/student commissioners, regional advisors, school advisors, and any other interested student leaders who may wish to attend. Business items include updated Operating Principles (discussed and adopted), conference updates or bids (presentation/voting), student member on the State Board of Education calendar of events legislation, regional reports, guest presentation, etc.

The registration fee for participating in the in-person executive board meeting will cover food costs.
You can also register to view the Executive Board Meeting via Live Stream.


Thousands of students returning to school this fall – including many of the 400,000 returning to in-person instruction for the first time in 18 months due to the impact of COVID-19 – won’t have the supplies they need for success in the new academic year. To help these students prepare for learning and growing in the classroom, MASC is collecting schools supplies to help!  Please bring a few school supplies to the executive board meeting where we are collecting and donating them.

Registration–students (and advisors) must register for each event separately.

Tuesday, August 10: Virtual Workshop Presenter Certification (link to specific MASC webpage for information and registration)

Thursday, August 12: Executive Board Meeting
• Lathrop E. Smith Center Environmental Education Center, Montgomery County (SmithCenterAddressAndDirections) (SmithCenterSiteMap)
Registration opens July 12 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 2 (link to Google Registration Form)
• On-site check-in 9:00-10:00 a.m.
• Meeting adjourns 3:00 p.m.
Agenda (link to a Google document)
Fee: $5.00 (includes lunch)
REQUIRED: emergency form (PDF EmergencyFormAdvance2021 or Word EmergencyFormAdvance2021)
• Please bring a refillable water bottle (save the environment from plastic cups!) and some school supplies to donate!

Can’t attend the executive board meeting in person?  MASC will be live-streaming this meeting through Zoom.

Register for the Virtual Executive Board Platform here.  Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, August 19th.  Login information will be emailed on Wednesday, the day before the meeting.

Virtual Check-in: 9:45-10:00 a.m.
Meeting Convenes: 10:00 a.m.
Meeting Adjourns: 3:00 p.m.

As a virtual attendee, we implore you to ask questions and make comments using the chat feature. A designated chat monitor will be present to address your comments and questions. You will receive the log-in information the day before the meeting.

NOTE:  Voting members of the executive board may only vote if they are in person.  The MASC constitution does not allow for virtual voting during an in-person meeting.