Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Summer Camps for Learning Opportunities for Minorities

From Jet City Mom:

The Native Youth Enrichment program at the UW, is looking for middle school aged youth in Seattle, to participate in a 4 week ( non-consecutive) AWESOME camp that will include lots of STEAM curriculum and field trips.

It is FREE and starts next week on the Monday, July 6th.

The program is aimed at empowering Native youth in self advocacy & encouraging STEAM( science, technology, engineering, art & math) education & career goals.

Our theme this year is ENERGY. The first week will be the more formal curriculum using e-textiles & robotics.  It will include some computer programming, as well as the math & science behind electricity.we weave indigenous traditional knowledge and culturally relevant activities throughout all the curriculum.

To enroll, email Kerrie Murphy at ksmurp66@uw.edu or call (206) 543-1646 

As well, I received this information from the Technology Access Foundation about their summer offerings.

Students invited to free public education workshops

The Minority Education Incentive Program (MEIP) is inviting all students to a series of free education workshops designed to help students understand and take control of their education.

There will be two separate workshops—for K-8 students and for high school students.

July 18: K-8 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
July 25: High School (Grades 9-12) 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Both workshops will be held at Rainier Beach Presbyterian Church, 9656 Waters Ave S. Seattle

The workshops will be run by group leaders from a variety of backgrounds and professional fields. The group leaders will talk with students about how they took control of their education to aid them in achieving their life goals. They will then work with students on “mapping out” what steps students will need to take to achieve their goals.

The goal of the workshops are to empower students, regardless of their age, to take control of their education by developing a better understanding of what they will be able to achieve with a good education.

“We want to give these youth the tools they need to better prepare themselves to make a positive difference in their local communities,” said MEIP Program Coordinator Rose Sanders. “We are also fostering an attitude of ‘I’m an active participant in my education because I WANT to be, not because I HAVE to be.’”

MEIP is directed by Rose Sanders, A senior at the Technology Access Foundation Academy, a STEM-based school in the Federal Way School District. MEIP’s goal is to work with K-12 students and motivate them to be active participants in their education and utilize their knowledge to take them where they want to go in life. MEIP wants students to find reasons to be excited about and involved in their education.

For more information, or to come as a participant or volunteer, please contact Rose Sanders at mei.program@outlook.com or by cell at 206-595-1185.


Anonymous said...

"Summer Camps for Learning Opportunities for Minorities"
"Native Youth Enrichment program at the UW"

Given our recent debate about "white privilege", is this the appropriate venue to discuss "Native privilege" or "minority privilege"?

Disgusted by Racism

Melissa Westbrook said...

No, it's not. The venue is the one you mentioned.