COMMUNITY & SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
The after school program is dedicated to making the world a better place, one project at a time by critically analyzing relevant and current topics.
Community & Social Engagement = Education for Social Change
In 2012, the after school program incorporated the study of real-world topics to allow students to practice 21st Century skills and apply Common Core knowledge through their participation in Better World Projects.
The study of real-world topics is a pedagogical approach to educate students on matters that pertain to their school, community and the world. The goal is to empower students to engage in creating and developing solutions to these pressing concerns and exercise their abilities to be active members of our society and foster positive change.
Better world projects incorporate the following learning experiences that take place after school:
By reinforcing learning through Better World Projects students become solutionaries for a better world.
“[The] goal of education is now helping students to develop the intellectual tools and strategies to think productively about information.” – How People Learn, 2000