Paying it Forward: Reaching Middle School Students and Elementary School Students Today for our Academy Tomorrow.


Todd Wold

Space, Technology, and Robotics Systems (STaRS) Academy, Lompoc High School

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:15am - 11:30am
Session Type: 
CPA Session
Presentation Category: 
Middle School Connections
We have created and implemented green-energy summer camps aimed at exciting middle school students in STEM fields. In this presentation I will be sharing the development and implementation of these camps and how current students and alumni donate time to pay it forward by mentoring younger children. I will be discussing how we are being intentional about developing these camps to meet the needs and interests of underrepresented groups in STEM programs in hopes that when they enter our high school, they will choose our academy to join. In addition to implementing summer camps, I will also be sharing and brainstorming with the group other ideas for vertically reaching to middle school and elementary school students.

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