BALTIMORE, Md.— Officials estimate nearly 400 student-athletes from over 130 of Maryland's public high schools will have the opportunity to participate in Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association's third consecutive Maryland Student-Athlete Leadership Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Reservoir High School in Howard County.
The goal of the conference, supported by the Allstate Foundation, is to develop student leadership skills that enhance sportsmanship, promote teamwork, time management, perspective, inclusion, healthy lifestyle and community service. Experts say these values are benefits of participating in interscholastic athletics.
Attending student-athletes can participate in a captain's course, nutrition and good decisions, team building and other workshop sessions. In addition, The Arrive Alive Tour, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, will feature a distracted-driving education program that allows students to experience the dangers of texting while driving within the controlled environment of an automobile simulator.
The conference will begin with registration at 8:00 a.m. and an opening session at 8:45. For more information, visit the student leadership conference page at www.mpssaa.org.