UMBC STEM Initiative (USI) is an out-of-school time program for 1st through 4th graders. It was created with two things in mind: students’ academic and personal growth.
Academic: While USI is an academic program, it will be different than the school day. We value the natural curiosity of children and will use it to engage USI Scholars in fun, hands-on reading, math, and STEM activities.
Enriching: USI wants Scholars to try new things, so they will get to do things like create art and music, play sports, and build robots from LEGOs.
Giving: USI cares about the community and believes that everyone, including children can make a difference. Scholars will work on a service-learning project of importance to them.
We are seeking 4 Fellows to co-facilitate After-School Program activities. Specific responsibilities include: 1) Co-facilitating all aspects of the program (homework help, academic and enrichment activities, community meeting, transitions between activities); 2) Collaborating with Lakeland teachers in the planning and delivery of academic activities; 3) Leading one enrichment activity per week (i.e. sport; robotics; chess; performance arts); 4) Supervising volunteers (UMBC students); 5) Serving as a “real” model to USI Scholars.
These positions require a time commitment of 8 hours per week. Fellows must be available Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-6:30pm. Preference is given to applicants who can commit to the full 27-week program calendar: September 30-December 12,2013 and January 6-May 16, 2014. A stipend of $2200 is offered for fulfillment of the total commitment of 8 hours per week for 27 weeks. Fellows will also be enrolled in the Shriver Center’s 096 Leadership Practicum, so they will have a transcript notation of their work.
Please complete the following and return it to Ms. Rehana Shafi.
Room 106C Academic Services Building (1-story building behind the Commons)
Applications are due NO LATER THAN 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
Interviews will be scheduled the week of September 23rd-26th.
Selected Fellows will start immediately the week of September 30th.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Shafi! You can stop by her office (Room 106C Academic Services Building), email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 410.455.1736.