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Gaithersburg, MD (August 6, 2011) — Maryland Leadership Workshops, Inc. (MLW), a non-profit organization dedicated to student leadership development, announced today that over 300 middle and high school students from across the State of Maryland graduated from its residential programs held at Washington College in Chesterown, MD and various regional outreach programs around the state during the summer inlcuding programs in Southern Maryland, Harford and Washington County.

During the week long program, students participate in workshops and activities designed to introduce concepts and apply them in a variety of settings. Students engage in reflective, interactive, creative and fun activities and emerge from MLW’s programs confident, inspired, motivated and empowered with the skills necessary for academic and leadership success. Workshop topics include: group dynamics, power and influence, project planning, goal setting and diversity.

Maryland Leadership Workshops’ programs are designed for both experienced student leaders and all those who show potential and interest to lead in their homes, schools, and communities. Through our proprietary leadership workshops using a peer teaching model, MLW empowers youth to exercise leadership today and to become our leaders of tomorrow.

In proud partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education, the Maryland Association of Student Councils and Leadership Maryland, MLW graduates become catalysts for bringing together and strengthening schools and communities throughout Maryland. Dr. Nancy Grasmick, the recently retired Maryland State Superintendent of schools, has remarked, “MLW, Maryland’s premier provider of leadership training, consistently empowers youth to exercise leadership within their schools and community and achieve success in all facets of their lives.”

About Maryland Leadership Workshops, Inc.

Maryland Leadership Workshops, Inc. (MLW) is a not-for-profit educational organization that has been providing leadership training programs to Maryland middle school and high school students since 1955.

The newly installed board of directors is chaired by Eliot Pfansteihl, CEO of Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, himself a graduate of the program. Members of the board reflect the geographic diversity of our program and are leaders from business, government, non profit and the education sectors.