Are you a natural born teacher? Do you love BKLYN? Interested in education and community development? We have the perfect project for you.
What is this? This summer, we are partnering with NYSED and iMaps on a really cool project. The goal is to map resources that are necessary for students. It could be tutoring, health or counselling services. The students will be going to each and collecting information that will be used in the mapping. Since this is a pilot project, for the first time, two neighborhoods, Crown Heights and Bed Stuy are going to be mapped by high school students. You can learn more about the project here.
What’s my role? You get to attend the exclusive iMaps training with teachers and parents and then get to work with high school students in mentoring and collaborating with them in the mapping. From June 24th to July 8th, you will be working with education experts, professionals, community leaders and students on this exciting project. To learn about iMaps, you can read this.
Why? Not only do you get the chance to work on a fun project and get to meet some amazing people, the mapping project will have an amazing effect on the Brooklyn community. By teaching young people to map the people, places and opportunities in the community, you will allow young people to impact their own future, that of the communities and the world beyond. There’s also an opportunity for this project to evolve into something big so you can get acquainted with it early.
How? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll let you know what the the next steps are. You will need to be physically available from June 24th to July 8th, as well as taking part in a virtual training session in June (date T.B.A).