SERVICES TO YOUTH FACET
Through commitment and dedication, our focus on providing a range of innovative, substantive sustainable service and support to elementary and middle school programming contributes to the attainment of proven results to key educational or social/community issues. A consistent approach to mentor and tutor elementary / middle school students bolsters math and reading skills for elementary age students and our delivery of character-building workshops shapes and reveals the true diamonds once hidden and prepares them for life’s challenges.
Our chapter Services to Youth Facet supports the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STE(A)M) initiative by implementing STE(A)M programs at Hoffman Boston Elemetary School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Arlington, VA. These efforts are funded through a grant from G.E Corporation and chapter funds.The Mad Science program is for students at Hoffman Boston in 4th and 5th grade students. They will be introduced to topics in Chemisty, Physics, other sciences, and the Arts. They will be given names of African Americans and other minorities involved in STE(A)M work. The students will be asked to research and write an essay about one of the person/persons involved in STE(A)M work, past and present.
FIRST® LEGO® League introduces young people, ages 9 to 14* (grades 4-8), to the fun and excitement of science and technology. Teams, composed of up to ten children with at least two (2) screened Lead Coaches, can also be associated with a pre-existing club or organization, homeschooled, or just be a group of friends who wish to do something awesome. Our First Leggo Program is for 7th and 8th grade girls at Thomas Jefferson. The teams meet twice a week to engage in team building activities, review and incorporate First Leggo League Core Values, work on their research projects, and build and program their robots to complete tasks with the mission sets