STEMester of Service
Posted by on August 10, 2009
YSA Seeking Interested Middle Schools to Support through a STEMester of Service (Deadline Extended: August 20)
Youth Service America has received funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service to launch an exciting new Learn and Serve America grants program designed to support selected middle school teachers and service-learning coordinators in strengthening their delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curricula through service-learning. The program will target students from disadvantaged circumstances in states with the highest drop out rates in the nation (Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Washington).
STEMester of Service grantees will engage up to 75 middle school students in a semester-long, STEM-focused service-learning program. Student projects will address meaningful community problems intentionally connected to state academic standards and will incorporate youth voice, as well as opportunities for reflection, demonstration and celebration. Training and preparation will occur in the fall for all grantees. School programs will launch on Martin Luther King Day, January 18, 2010, and culminate on Global Youth Service Day, April 23-25, 2010. Learn more and apply here.
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