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Summer STEM and Work Readiness Program Report


During summer 2017, one hundred (100) District youth, 16-21 years old, joined Children & Charity International at five worksites for their 2017 summer work readiness experience. Youth engaged in a variety of summer enrichment and activities like, exploring STEM; tutoring; peer mentoring; job training; leadership, life, and work readiness skills; financial literacy; drug awareness and prevention by MPD; and cosmetology techniques. Twenty (20) primary students, K-8, also participated in six weeks of STEM-based activities that included math, science, technology, reading, and creative arts. Field trips, and recreational activities to museums, libraries, gardens, research centers, and other places of interest added much fun.


Ninety-six (96) STEM Educators from the Busan Metropolitan City Institute for Gifted Education of Seoul Korea visited Children & Charity International (CAC) Summer STEM Program. In collaboration with the University of the District of Columbia, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), a One-Day STEM Summit was held during which CAC students led by competent instructors enthusiastically participated in activities and shared quality learning experiences and projects with the visitors. This was truly a summer of learning and fun. View photos below:

Activities



One hundred and twenty (120) District youth were engaged in a variety of summer enrichment and activities like, exploring STEM - coding, app development, building robots, rockets, planes, roller coasters, race cars, face recognition devices, measuring tools; tutoring; peer mentoring; job training; leadership, life, and work readiness skills; financial literacy; drug awareness and prevention; and cosmetology techniques. Field trips, and recreational activities to museums, libraries, gardens, research centers, and other places of interest added to the fun.

Busan Group STEM Summit



Ninety-six (96) STEM Educators from the Busan Metropolitan City Institute for Gifted Education of Seoul Korea came to the United States on July 27, 2017 and visited Children & Charity International (CAC) Summer STEM Program. Working collaboratively with University of the District of Columbia (UDC), School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), a One-Day STEM Summit was held at the Van Ness Campus, on July 28, 2017. CAC students and instructors showcased some of the projects they worked on during the summer, and engaged the visitors in designing and building structures that could withstand an eathquake.


Groups created a variety of structures which were tested by CAC students and instructors to select an overall winner.

Field Trips



Summer youth were exposed to a number of field trips for real world experiences. Outings included trips to museums, a wildlife reserve, higher learning institutions, job sites, a theatre, gardens, and a restaurant.

Workshops



Summer youth benefitted from Workshops conducted by professionals in various fields. Topics included: financial literacy; mentorship; drug awareness and prevention; cosmetology techniques; career preparation; job readiness; and Mastering the 4Cs.