Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published August 02, 2013

Media Advisory: BGE Teams Up with Higher Achievement, Baltimore, to Provide Hands-On STEM Learning Opportunities for 50 Middle School Scholars at BGE's Learning and Training Center

Please consider attending Monday’s joint event with Higher Achievement, Baltimore and BGE. There will be great photo and video opportunities, as well as opportunities to interview officials and students from Higher Achievement, Baltimore, as well as BGE.  Thank you.




BGE Teams Up with Higher Achievement, Baltimore, to Provide Hands-On STEM


Learning Opportunities for 50 Middle School Scholars at BGE’s Learning and


Training Center


As part of Higher Achievement’s Summer Academy, scholars will enhance their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills by tackling hands-on electric and natural gas learning exercises, at the instruction and guidance of BGE utility trainees


BGE will also present a check for $20,000 to the Higher Achievement Program, Inc. After School Academy in support of its education initiatives and programs for limited-income students


WHO:         Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)

Erin Hodge-Williams, Executive Director, Higher Achievement, Baltimore
50 Scholars from Higher Achievement, Baltimore


WHAT:       BGE has teamed up with Higher Achievement, Baltimore, to provide an opportunity for limited-income middle school students to learn about the skilled labor required to reliably and safely deliver natural gas and electric to BGE’s 1.2 million central Maryland customers. BGE is hosting the event as part of High Achievement, Baltimore’s rigorous Summer Academy, which helps limited-income youth develop strong academic behaviors and skills in middle school to prepare them for high school and beyond. Nearly 20 BGE utility trainees will engage with the students during the event, providing them with instruction and guidance as the students use STEM to tackle hands-on electric and natural gas learning exercises.

The BGE utility trainees will guide students through a series of hands-on learning stations, 
which include the building of a generator, gas leak detection, the importance of using safety and personal protective equipment, and electrical hazard awareness. This event aims to create an opportunity to develop a multi-year relationship between the BGE utility trainees and the students as they progress through the Higher Achievement program and hone their academic skills.

WHEN:      Monday, August 5, 2013
9:30 a.m. – Building of generators and other hands-on learning station opportunities
10:00 a.m. - Check presentation to the Higher Achievement Program, Inc. After School Academy

WHERE:    BGE’s White Marsh Learning and Training Center
11350 Pulaski Highway
White Marsh, MD

WHY:         As part of its commitment to enhancing the communities it serves throughout central Maryland, BGE supports organizations through both charitable funding and volunteer efforts on programs that help deliver a sustained and measurable impact in the areas of education, energy efficiency, environment, emergency response and economic and community development. Together with our customers, we actively and enthusiastically team up with organizations that work to improve the quality of life in the communities where our customers and employees live and work. 

For more information on BGE’s commitment to charitable giving and dedicated employee volunteers,

Note:         For security purposes, please RSVP to Rachael Lighty at Thank you.