Empowering students to achieve success in higher education.
Our Mission: Increase the college-going rate among the region’s high school students with specific focus on those students who are first generation college-bound, underserved populations and who are academically talented. Our goals are to offer opportunities through our curriculum-based program to build awareness of and preparedness for the college admissions and financial aid process with the intent to build a local workforce.
As a recent graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, I am extremely grateful for all the help and support SoMD CAN has given me, from my days at Patuxent High School through my college and law school career.
Noreal Weems, University of Maryland School of Law, Graduate Candidate and SoMD CAN Board Member
SoMD CAN assisted me in finding financial aid for college, but most importantly they encouraged me to be successful. The educational lessons on college and positive words helped make the process of applying for college less stressful.
With all the emotional and financial challenges my family and I were dealing with, SoMD CAN helped me to see them as opportunities of personal strength to better myself and further my education.”
Encourage the youth you know, who may need help with their college aspirations, to seek out SoMD CAN in their high school. You can contact us directly through our website and we will follow up with our partners, CCPS Guidance Department.
Invest in the SoMD CAN effort to assist our county youth to achieve success in higher education by clicking on the "Donate" button at the top of this page.
Attend the community workshops at the high schools.
Spread the word about SoMD CAN to your coworkers, neighbors, and friends.
"Like" our SoMD CAN College Access Network page on FaceBook.