Under the leadership of an MCPS certified teacher, middle school youth will learn leadership skills, take on leadership roles, identify and plan service projects, and effectively work with others on project teams.

The Student Leadership Institute will be led by So What Else staff and So What Else high school mentors.  The program will take place at St. John's Episcopal School in Olney, MD.

Address: 3427 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832

This program is intended for rising 6th through rising 8th graders who can earn up to 10 SSL hours (MCPS SSL Approved). Please select only one session to attend.

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Register your child here by filling out the form below.


We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.

A limited number of scholarships are being provided* on a first come first served basis.

Deadline for Final Payment: June 3, 2024

 About So What Else:

So What Else’s mission is to improve the lives of children and families living in underserved communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area by providing food security, access to basic necessities, and high-quality out-of-school time programs in literacy, athletics, and the visual and performing arts while inspiring young people to give back to the community by creating volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages.

For more information about what our organization does to support families and children please visit our main website here. 

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