In addition, MASC has different committees to help with the work of MASC. Committees are an excellent way for students in Maryland to get involved on issues for which they are passionate or skilled and to learn more about MASC. Please read more about each offering below.
The Action in Middle School (AIMS) was formed for the purpose of creating a more informal network of middle school students so they can build off of each other and get more acquainted with amplifying the voices of not only their peers, but themselves, and also help encourage middle school students to be more interested and involved in issues that affect them and their communities. We want to encourage middle school students to be involved in their community and to also help review legislative bills or State Board of Education policies for the benefit of the middle school students in Maryland.
Except for Baltimore and Montgomery Counties (as we have already received a lot from those counties), applications are open for middle school students until the end of December. We want to ensure geographic diversity in our committees and we hope to see applicants from other counties.
This committee is a great way to get involved with legislative advocacy within MASC. The Civic Engagement Committee researches and spreads awareness about youth-related legislation and educates aspiring student advocates on how to get involved with relevant issues. Through this opportunity, members provide testimony to legislators and actively participate in the Maryland democratic process. Members will also meet monthly to discuss current bills, propose stances on behalf of MASC, and participate in a subcommittee that aligns with their specific interests.
Applications will each remain open until membership reaches capacity. The committee has solid representation from Howard, Caroline, Frederick, Baltimore, Carroll, and Montgomery Counties, but we’d like to increase representation from all the other counties. We are especially looking to ensure geographic diversity in our committees.
The Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) is an amazing way to learn more about issues relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in Maryland schools, and share your own experiences and outlook. Our primary goals will include (A) educating Maryland students and (B) forming an in-depth, well-rounded understanding of DEI issues and potential solutions. Our priority is to synthesize the experiences of students in as many regions as possible to build this collective knowledge about the state of DEI in our school system. With these two goals in mind, we will discuss relevant legislation, initiate projects to condemn negativity/intolerance, and work with the MASC social media coordinators and the regional liaisons to connect with schools and promote awareness of DEI issues. Committee members will be expected to stay up to date on local DEI-related issues and legislation to facilitate and carry out these goals.
Applications will remain open until representation is reached for Queen Anne’s County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Worcester County, Harford County, Howard County, Prince George’s County, and Washington County. Applications are closed for all other counties. We want to ensure geographic diversity in our committees and we hope to see applicants from these regions.
This committee is responsible for researching and spreading awareness about youth-related affairs regarding the environment and sustainability. The committee will also propose stances and help to prepare testimony on policy matters. Additionally, this committee will work to increase MASC’s relationship with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF).
Applications will each remain open until membership reaches capacity. Our top three demographics are Howard, Montgomery, and Frederick Counties. We are especially looking to ensure geographic diversity in our committees and we hope to see applicants from other areas.
The Finance Committee will aid the MASC treasurer in completing the MASC financial goals. Members would work to find grant opportunities, plan our fundraising initiatives, and serve as the point persons for possible joint fundraising initiatives with MASC regions. In addition, they will provide input towards the brainstorming process for these initiatives.
This committee will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. There are currently seven spaces that need to be filled. Please sign up if you are interested in helping with fundraising initiatives at MASC!
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The Mental Health Committee (MHC) is a well-supported avenue to gain knowledge and insight into student-related mental health issues and initiatives in Maryland. The MHC will further community education about specific focus areas within mental health. Members will be guided in involving themselves in mental health advocacy in their regions and will meet monthly to discuss issues they see prevalent in Maryland. The committee will then develop a Mental Health First Aid Kit that is inclusive and reliable for students across the entire state.
Applications will each remain open until membership reaches capacity. We are especially looking to ensure geographic diversity in our committees and we hope to see applicants from as many regions as possible.
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This committee will help create posts and expand the outreach MASC has in order to better market the organization. Our postings and messages can help raise awareness and engage supporters. This past year, MASC’s use of social media increased extensively. Therefore, it is imperative that we assemble a team of student leaders ready to keep up with the demand for virtual communication on our social platforms!
Applications are being extended until October 14th so please apply soon. We are especially looking to ensure geographic diversity in our committees and we hope to see applicants from as many regions as possible.
Are you a middle or high school student in Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, or Prince George’s County? Do you want to get involved in MASC and help combat underrepresentation? If you answered “yes” to those questions, join the MASC Division 4 Committee! This is a new committee that works with the Division 4 Liaison to complete different projects. This year, we will be focusing on combating underrepresentation and helping more students get involved with advocacy. The committee is a great opportunity for passionate students who are looking for a low-commitment way to get involved with the state-wide student council. Apply by October 30, 2022, to get involved!