WHAT WE DO
LETS GO partners with schools, youth organizations, and other non-profits in historically under-resourced communities to provide STEM learning experiences for youth from elementary school to post-secondary school age. LETS GO equips administrative staff and instructors to provide STEM learning experiences in their schools and communities. LETS GO provides workforce development and internship/apprenticeship opportunities for high school and post-secondary school students. Currently, LETS GO serves four regions: Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Washington, DC, and Transylvania County in North Carolina.
COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO STEM LEARNING
1. AN INTRODUCTION TO AND EXPLORATION OF STEM
2. CHALLENGING STEM ACTIVITIES & COMPETITIONS
3. STEM WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORING
4. CONNECTION TO APPRENTICESHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
LETS GO Partners
with schools, youth organizations, and other non-profits, in historically under-resourced communities to provide STEM learning experiences for youth and workshops for instructors.
For data evaluation, LETS GO partners with the Partnerships in Education and Resiliance (PEAR), Inc. LETS GO provides certain students the PEAR student survey once per year and PEAR uses data collected from the survey to produce statistical data. LETS GO and PEAR also partner for evaluation of instructor survey data.
Given the systematic nature of generational poverty, it is clear that no one organization can effectively address all the contributing factors. However, there is great promise in the Collective Impact (CI) movement, in which many organizations work together to provide a wide range of interventions and support within a community. LETS GO is working to implement CI partnerships to provide programs along the pathway from cradle to career.