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Project SCOPE (Security Clearance Overview and Preparation Education), an initiative of the Fort Meade Alliance with the support of Anne Arundel Community College, was developed to provide introductory and interactive learning tools about security clearances to students from 7th to 12th grades, as well as parents, teachers, guidance counselors and business mentors.

Raising our youth's awareness about security clearances and what it takes to obtain one is essential to the development of Maryland's workforce. The focus of Project SCOPE is just that -- to educate youth about the issues surrounding security clearances and how to remain eligible for the myriad of jobs coming to Maryland as a result of the federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process as well as the growth in the government and private sector industries.

Students: Understand how your past can affect your future and learn about the potential you have in many different careers.

Parents: Find out why it's important to talk to your children and gain an understanding of the possibilities for your child's future.

Educators: Locate speakers from various backgrounds such as Law Enforcement, Information Technology, Construction, Engineering, and Office Management to help educate your students on the importance of being able to qualify for a security clearance and gain resources to support what you teach your students.

Business Mentors: Share your knowledge and expertise with students to develop future employees for your company and for our region.

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