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*BMVP - Full STEAM Ahead: Expanding Education
Wise Wonders Children’s Museum’s mission is to engage curious, creative, and scientific minds in a playful learning environment for all children and families. At least 3,500 children in Billings are experiencing life in poverty; and Wise Wonders Children’s Museum is located in an area with a 45% poverty rate. Children living in poverty have less access to science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) educational programming and opportunities outside of the classroom. Additionally, one study found that students often lose interest and motivation in education because the curriculum does not have a real-world application. Lack of engagement in education has a significant impact on future financial stability. Students that do not finish high school earn 30% less than their diploma-holding peers. Many experts are calling for major investments in science education in order to empower new generations by helping them move forward and out of their economic hardships – so it is crucial to continue enhancing programs like those offered at Wise Wonders. A VISTA that supports the development of STEAM projects at Wise Wonders will expand and increase partnerships, community awareness, and outreach techniques that ensure access is expanded for youth most in need. By bolstering programs that provide children with hands-on learning experiences, opportunities are created to provide specialized attention and confidence building that could continue into a passion for life-long learning and development into adulthood. This project will help alleviate poverty by giving youth in need the skills and encouragement to embrace educational STEAM opportunities and to build skills that will help them be more successful in school, work, and life.
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Member Duties : Expand access to Wise Wonder’s STEAM education programs and create paths for students to develop crucial skills that improve educational and life outcomes! The overall goal of the project is to enhance programming that improves academic involvement among low-income students and promotes the culture of learning and discovery that inspires young Montanans to pursue higher education and potential careers in STEAM fields. The VISTA will: assist with volunteer recruitment and training strategies; assist with the creation of fundraising approaches that enhance STEAM programming and expand access for children living in poverty; assist with the development of STEAM exhibits that engage youth in need; and develop marketing materials to promote expanded volunteer, fundraising, and / or new programming opportunities.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Veterans ,  Health ,  Homelessness ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Tribal ,  Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work . 
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*BMVP - Full STEAM Ahead: Expanding Education

Program Start/End Date
06/12/2023  -   08/20/2023

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2023  To  05/13/2023 

Contact Carly Collins
2825 3rd Ave N
Billings   MT   59101

Listing ID 117703