Our January 2014 email newsletter includes features on:
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- GEF Leadership News
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- Foundation Benchmarking
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GEF-funded programs take students down new avenues of study and career paths
GEF funded programs open students’ eyes to the world
GEF-funded programs stimulate curiosity and imagination
GEF-funded programs allow students to explore their inner talents
Gloucester U is an after-school program based at GHS for 9th and 10th graders. It is funded through the Federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program. (See post below.) To learn more, click here to download the brochure.
GEF collaborated with the Gloucester Public School District over the past year on a submission to the state’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program. We were therefore delighted when recently notified that our efforts were successful. Gloucester is one of only nine submitters awarded funding through this new program. The district will receive $145,000 in the first year to establish a program at Gloucester High School. Funding is likely to be renewed for two additional years.
CCLC is a federal grant program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Its purpose is to establish or expand community learning centers that operate during out-of-school hours and provide students with academic enrichment and other activities designed to complement the students’ school day learning. The program includes a strong college and career readiness focus and includes a service-learning component, where students will engage in community service, and encourages involvement of parents and families.
The Gloucester program, which will begin late this Fall and Winter, will offer programs in a range of areas four days after school and will include an eight-week summer program offering students an array of skill-building and other enrichment opportunities. All programs will be offered at no cost to students and families.
Forty lucky Gloucester students traveled to MIT’s Cambridge campus last month to learn about holography, try their hand at programming s video game, study the ins and outs of ship propulsion, experience the wonders of programming a PhotoBot! (a light-sensitive robot), and take part in other exciting activities. They were part of GEF’s annual Summer Engineering Adventure, which each year enables students in grades 5 – 7 to roll up their sleeves and learn first-hand what different fields of science and technology are all about and have the experience of engaging in scientific learning activities alongside MIT researchers and instructors. The program also gives students, often for the first time, the experience of visiting a touring and learning about a life on a university campus.
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