Academic Enrichment

Annual Evening of Irish Music & Poetry

HoCoPoLitSo’s virtual 44th annual Irish Evening of Music and Poetry is Friday, February 11, 2022 at 7:15 p.m., via ZOOM. Event features an amazing roster of Irish writers - Colm Tóibín, Colum McCann, Alice McDermott, Mike McCormack, Vona Groarke, Theo Dorgan, Paula Meehan and Mary Madec - with music by O’Malley’s March and step dancers from the Teelin Irish Dance Company. The program will be introduced by Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to the U.S.

Paying for College or Trade School


College and Trade school planning from a financial perspective

Interactive, "hands-on" family program-students and parents together

Scholarship, Loan, Job and Budgeting Strategies

Live over Zoom

High school students and their parents or guardians.

Current college students might also find the information helpful.

Five date choices!

Tues. Feb 1, 6:30 PM

Virtual Youth Poetry Slam

The Howard County Chapter of The Society, Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Iota Lambda Omega Chapter invite youth to participate in a Virtual Poetry Slam taking place on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at noon.  Youth of all ages are invited to share a poem, spoken word or other original work as they compete to win monetary prizes.  First Place Winner receives $100, Second Place $75, and Third Place $50.  All skill levels are welcome.  Those who would like to compete may register at:

TOPTE Leadership Academy

The TOPTE Leadership Academy will:

  • Identify your personal leadership style.

  • Recognize your weaknesses and strengths.

  • Work on assertiveness and self-confidence.

  • Enhance public speaking abilities.

  • Develop a personal brand.

  • Understand the concept of investing.

Rotary Sponsored Four-Way Test Speech Competition

This competition is offered to HS students and the student must prepare a 5-7 minute speech to illustrate the Rotary Four-Way Test. 

Information about this year's Four-Way Test Speech Competition can be found at

-Contact Temrah Okonski,, if interested.

-Find applications on the above link and submit to Temrah by March 25.

-Students will be paired with mentors. 

Hour of Code with Boolean Girl

Join Boolean Girl for our FREE, online Hour of Code events.
You will get an introduction to programming in Scratch - a
drag and drop programming language designed by MIT to
teach kids to code or Python - one of the most widely
used programming languages in the world. You'll get to
follow along with our live instructor and create your very
own program.

When: Saturdays at 3:00 PM EST
Ages: 8+

To register go to :

Early Childhood Education (Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten)

The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) operates an early childhood education program that encompasses both Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. CAC’s education program is full-day and full-year (51 weeks) and is designed to prepare students socially, emotionally and academically for kindergarten. It also has a focus on family engagement and forming partnerships between parents and staff that promote family stability, reduce stressors and connect families to critical family resources.

Millionaire's Club

The Millionaire's Club is a complete financial skills program designed for delivery in a club-like setting at high schools and middle schools.

The Millionaire's Club was developed by professionals from non-profit banking, education, and financial literacy disciplines. The focus is on delivering a meaningful learning experience to Club members that will provide lifelong personal finance skills so participants avoid financial missteps, and prosper in our ever-challenging financial world.