The Parents’ Council/MCPS Kickoff event is held annually to engage and energize advocates and county leadership in conversations focused on equity in education and related topics. The audience will be approximately 350 – 400 people, comprised of County elected officials, Board of Education members, District Superintendent and staff, Principals, NAACP Branch & Parents’ Council Representatives, and MCPS Parents/Guardians. I am speaking on a panel focused on MCPS Technology and STEM. It will address how computer science and technology can be a resource and enabler for both Parents and Students at MCPS; look at STEM career opportunities. Coincidentally I recently got to meet the new president of the NAACP, Cornell William Brooks.