This article describes a summer learning program in the Pittsburg, PA area. Through the Learn and Earn Program, students conducted research projects in about 15 neighborhoods across the city. They surveyed residents on issues of importance to the community, such as factors contributing to crime rate, feelings about local businesses, and trash problems. Students had an opportunity to present their findings to community members.
This hands-on learning experience helped students build leadership, advocacy, and research skills, all while building connections with the community. Educators, community leaders, and after school or summer program providers will find ideas in this article to begin similar programs.
Source Organization: Trib Live