Michael Roundtree proudly served as a US Marine, and before that was Student Government President at New Era Academy. Roundtree has a long history of service, having been a trained, active conflict mediator since elementary school. Roundtree was a leader in the Associated Student Congress of Baltimore City and has volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. Roundtree will continue in his chosen path by serving as Volunteer Maryland Coordinator with Maryland New Directions.
Roundtree credits his mentor, Sergeant Winters, with inspiring him to serve with Volunteer Maryland. Roundtree explains, “One of the first female Marines to go into combat, Sergeant Winters inspired me to chase my dreams and get back into giving back to the community. Because she didn’t make it back from Afghanistan, it gave me an extra push to get into the nonprofit world for the benefits of others. Volunteer Maryland was a perfect fit for me continuing on that path.”
During his service year, Roundtree hopes to gain a larger network of nonprofit professionals and develop his entrepreneurial skills. His long-term goal is to start his own nonprofit organization that will benefit young men in the city of Baltimore.