Youth Engaged in STEM and Service
Posted by on February 23, 2009
IGESL SEEKING MIDDLE SCHOOL SUB-GRANTEES IN PA, NY, NJ, & DE FOR YESS (Youth Engaged in STEM & Service) PROGRAM
The purpose of the Learn and Serve America (LSA)/Institute for Global Education and Service Learning (IGESL) YESS program is to engage young people in service-learning activities that address community needs in order to build healthy communities. The YESS program will strengthen ties between schools, families and communities through service-learning and the use of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum to promote healthy personal environments, family/school environments and community environments. It is the goal of the IGESL, through the YESS program, to encourage students to cultivate resilience and developmental assets while developing workplace-readiness skills, exploring career options, demonstrating active citizenship and giving back to their community through service-learning.
Schools interested in pursuing this opportunity must convene a project team of four faculty members including a minimum of one administrator and teachers from at least two STEM disciplines. Priority will be given to schools new to service-learning as well as schools servicing a high percentage of students eligible for free and reduced priced lunch. For additional details and application information, please contact the Institute at 215-945-8118.
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