We have successfully begun lessons for Spring 2019! We are teaching at 4 different partners this semester with over 40 volunteers either teaching or planning. We’re looking forward to developing our curriculum to address questions such as what is climate change, how does it affect us, and how can we do our decrease our pollution. Can’t wait to see what this semester brings!
EcoScholars just had its first-year meeting! We got acquainted, talked about the organization's vision, and chatted a bit about next steps. We'll have our next meeting next year. There's a bunch of excitement around the corner. Looking forward to 2018!
Today, we got in touch with Said, the founder and leader of United Somali Youth, a Boston-based afterschool program for young Somali immigrants and children of immigrants. Ryan has tutored for the students at USY, and he thought USY and EcoScholars would be a great match. Said agreed! We look forward to teaching the EcoScholars curriculum to USY students early next year. Stay tuned!
EcoScholars was recently selected by Northeastern University as one of thirteen Service/Research Projects to be awarded up to $1,500 in funding for 2017/2018. In addition to funds, EcoScholars will receive direct support from the university's Office of Research and Fellowships. We hope to turn this opportunity into printed classroom materials for EcoScholars, subsidized travel to classes for EcoTeachers (EcoScholars teachers), and, potentially, Chromebooks for in-class use. Read More
EcoScholars began as a project idea submitted to Clinton Global Initiative University, a three day social innovation summit drawing 1405 students from countries around the world. We had the opportunity to listen to monumental changemakers such as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, International Rescue Committee President and CEO David Miliband, and former President Bill Clinton lend us their wisdom. It was also a great opportunity to network and workshop with local professionals and peers. Read More