Support the Program

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Get Involved!


  • ​Be a guest speaker in a ProStart classroom or a Teacher Workshop.
  • Host a field trip for ProStart students.
  • Participate in our Mentor events.
  • Volunteer at the Maryland ProStart Student Invitational competition.​
  • Become a Sponsor.


Become a Mentor

You can do your part to help support and nurture the next generation of hospitality professionals. You do not need to make a major commitment to do it. Visiting a classroom, hosting a field trip, participating in our mentor networking events, and lending your knowledge and skills for our ProStart teacher trainings are all great ways to give back and make a lasting impression.

- Become a Mentor


Volunteer for an Event

We need volunteers for various events including our student competition, the Maryland ProStart Student Invitational. You don't have to be an expert or have a special skill set to help our students succeed. You only have to be willing to donate your time.

- Become a Volunteer


Become a Sponsor

We have two types of sponsorship: Corporate Sponsors and Event Sponsors. Our Corporate Sponsors make our work possible by ensuring that we are able to meet the financial needs of our dynamic organization. Event sponsors help to underwrite the costs of our various events including our student competition, the Maryland ProStart Student Invitational, ProStart Teacher Bootcamps, and more. All sponsorship donations are tax-deductible.

- Become a MPSI Sponsor

- Become a Corporate Sponsor


Make a PayPal Donation

Your secure PayPal donation goes directly to support RAMEF programming including ProStart events and projects, industry training, and more.

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