Grayson Miller, a Carroll County Public School student, served as a summer intern at Human Services Program of Carroll County through CCPS' Finance Academy Program. While working on volunteer data management, she recognized the need to update software necessary to manage volunteers and researched and identified a grant from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. that could be used to purchase new software. Colleen Baumgartner, HSP's associate director of grants and budgets, provided guidance and Grayson wrote the grant and submitted it to BGE, an Exelon company.
In October, HSP received the news that BGE fully funded the $2,000 grant request, allowing the agency to purchase new software designed specifically to track volunteers.
HSP is committed to improving the quality of life of at-risk and low-income Carroll County residents by assisting with basic needs, advocacy and resources to enhance life skills. As part of its outreach, HSP has more than 900 volunteers who serve more than 12,000 hours each year.