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Welcome to TAWS

Based in Maryland, the TranZed Academy for Working Students (TAWS) is an innovative workforce development program for high school students who are on track to graduate, but require a flexible academic schedule while maximizing their work potential. While some student participants work to financially help their families, others are primarily eager to experience life outside the walls of high school. Working students who apply to and are accepted into our program take high school courses online and/or attend their home high school. Students are able to get a jumpstart on college by taking online courses at partnering colleges. In addition to flexible academic schedules, the students receive career coaching and post-graduation planning. Our career coaches design Individual Career Plans (ICPs), working backward from our students’ realistic ambitions to high school courses, college, and apprenticeship options, as well as job opportunities.
Much like University of Maryland Global Campus (which helped design our program), TAWS builds the students’ academic programs and schedules around their jobs and career goals. Under the management of the Children’s Guild Alliance, in Baltimore, MD, The TranZed Academy for Working Students was launched in 2018 in partnership with Montgomery County, Maryland Public Schools (MCPS).

The entire Children’s Guild Alliance family mourns the untimely death of 18-year-old Simeon Mukuna, a student in our TAWS (Tranzed Academy for Working Students) program. Our sincerest sympathy and prayers go to Simeone’s family and friends. He was an excellent student and athlete and was an all-around great young man, loved by many. He will be truly missed. A GoFundMe link has been set up for the family to cover funeral expenses.

” Students today deserve the opportunity—and the option—to be a part of the working world. They shouldn’t have to choose between their education or an early job.” read more

– Norman Augustine, former CEO of Lockheed Martin, Member of the TAWS Advisory Board

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Call/Text: (410) 905-2743