To the Editor:

Are you a professional, local business person who would enjoy mentoring an advanced business student at Huntingtown or Calvert high schools? Calvert County Public Schools is offering a new course called: The Capstone in Management.

The students enrolled in the class have a mission to plan, prepare and present a major project on some aspect of business management. Their plans could include writing a comprehensive business plan on a business of their choice, developing a thesis statement on any aspect of business and then discovering the answer through a variety of means, researching a business management problem and finding possible solutions, inventing a new product or service, or any other well thought out proposal.

The mentors will serve as guides as the students work on their projects from December to May. It will not require any time at the school except for possibly an initial meeting with the teacher and students.

All mentors will be expected to complete the Keep N Track application with CCPS for safety purposes. After the initial meeting, mentors can communicate in a variety ways with their business mentees.

Let’s be clear: the students are to do all of the work. The mentors use their years of professional business experience to keep the students on the right path and provide assistance that only a business professional can.

At the end of the school year, each student will formerly present their projects to all of the mentors, parents and other school officials.

If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please contact Lynne Gillis at

Thank you in advance for any support you may offer.

Lynne Gillis, Business Education teacher
Huntingtown, MD