College & Career Ready

College Ambassador Connection

Thinking about heading to college, but still have some questions before you take the plunge? Stop by one of our drop-in College Preparedness classes presented by Americorps Vista to get some answers! The college ambassadors will cover a different topic each week ranging from financial aid to how to choose the right major for you, and are sure to shed some light on any of your questions surrounding higher education. No registration required.

Leonardtown, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
September 14, September 28, October 12, October 26, November 30

College Q&A

A casual discussion and Q&A session about preparing for college from writing your admissions essay and choosing a school to figuring out FAFSA and picking a major.  All students, parents, and community members are welcome! No registration required.

Lexington Park, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, December 7, December 21

Paying for College

FAFSA? MDCAPS? Loans, grants, scholarships, and “expected family contributions?” Paying for college can be complicated, but the Maryland Higher Education commission can help. Learn about sources of financial aid, how to find them, and how and when to apply.

Leonardtown             Saturday, October 22, 1 – 3 p.m.

College Preparation


College Information


Scholarship/Financial Aid Information


Career Information

  • CareerOneStop external link
    Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Exploring Your Career Options external link
    Understand your career goals and options to help find the right college or career school for you.
  • mySkills myFuture external link
    Choose a job you’ve had and explore careers requiring similar skills.
  • My Next Move external link
    Find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on your interests and level of work experience.
  • O*NET OnLine external link
    Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook external link
    Information about hundreds of different types of jobs and careers.
  • The Riley Guide external link
    A collection of online sites and services to help with your job search.