The Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland invests in fostering awareness and passion for computer science amongst neighboring elementary and high school student. The department aims to promote and support a community of learning and engagement in computer science amongst students of varying ages. The Department offers a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Our Department also engages in programs designed for middle school and high school students to explore computer science on campus through the annual Computer Science Connect Summer Program for middle school girls and the annual High School Programming Competition that tests the skills of dozens of computer science teams from local high schools. The Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) offers innovative, hands-on educational programs to pre-college students, undergraduates and graduate students. Additionally, several of our esteemed faculty mentor high school students.