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* BMVP - Building STEAM - Expanding Education Opportunities
 
 
 
Wise Wonders is an emerging children’s museum and nonprofit organization with creative development exhibits and stations that allow self-directed learning for building creativity, divergent thinking, problem solving and encouraging innovation. There are nearly 3,500 children experiencing poverty in Billings and the Wise Wonder’s Children’s Museum is located in an area surrounded by a 45% poverty rate. The Billings School District has identified the need for STEM education in Billings. Only 45% of local students are performing at or above proficiency in math. Forty-five percent of high school graduates are college-ready in math and only 30% in science. Access to STEAM educational programming in neighborhood out-of-school facilities is a key component to fighting poverty. Low income children exposed to STEAM educational opportunities in experiential programs are more likely to embrace other educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. The top five careers in the nation are rooted in STEM education (registered nurses, software developers, pharmacists, medical assistants and database administrators: US News, 2012). The overall goal of the project is to increase academic engagement among low income students by providing STEAM After School Programming such as SciGirls, Project Wild, and Spark.
 
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Member Duties : The overall goal of the project is to increase academic engagement among low income students by providing STEAM After School Programming such as SciGirls, Project Wild, and Spark. This will require capital campaign planning, fundraising efforts, a volunteer recruitment strategy to engage 10 new volunteers, and a revised outreach method to increase the number of low income students who participate in programming by 20. This project will help alleviate poverty by giving disadvantaged youth the skills and encouragement to embrace educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, art and math to build skills that will help them succeed in school and work.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
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Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
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Homelessness ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Housing ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
* BMVP - Building STEAM - Expanding Education Opportunities

Program Start/End Date
08/20/2018  -   08/19/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  07/03/2018  To  08/15/2018 

Contact Brenda Beckett
2825 3rd Ave N
Billings   MT   59101
4066578286
beckettb@ci.billings.mt.us
www.ci.billings.mt.us/vista

Listing ID 80206


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