Maryland Out of School Time

Emerging Leaders FAQ


What are the benefits of being selected as an Emerging Leader?


Emerging Leaders is first and foremost a leadership development opportunity. The time spent in the Emerging Leaders offers the opportunity for structured reflection with tailored feedback. Selected Emerging Leaders will:



Who is eligible to be an Emerging Leader?


Any individual working in Baltimore City to positively impact older youth (ages 13 to 23) outside of the traditional school day and year. The individual may be affiliated with an organization or working independently. For individuals affiliated with an organization, preference will be placed on organizations with annual budgets under $750,000. Priority will be placed on applicants from populations that have experienced historical patterns of racism, discrimination and inequality. Candidates will be subject to background checks but automatic exclusion will only apply to convicted sex offenders.


What will be required of the selected Emerging Leaders?


Complete an individualized assessment prior to the first meeting on January 13, 2016
Attend and participate actively in two meetings per month each lasting two hours on from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates in 2016:
January 13 & 27
February 10 & 24
March 9 & 23
April 6 & 20
May 4 & 18


If I'm selected, how and when will I receive my stipend?


Stipends will be paid in two installments: $1000 at the beginning and the $1500 at completion of the six month leadership program. Checks can be made either to the individual leader or to a sponsoring organization.


How do I apply?


Apply using our online application. You must complete the application in one sitting. Download the questions to review in advance HERE. The application must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on October 23, 2015. 

Where can I get more information?

MOST will offer a webinar to review the request for applications and take questions on Friday October 9 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. To register for the webinar or to get additional information email: webinar will be recorded.