African American Mutual Assistance Network, Inc.
"The Next Step - STEM Discovery Programs"
317 South 4th Street, Suite 289
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608-519-2367  - aamancfmlp@gmail.com


We are in need of your participation as a Presenter at our "Next Step - STEM Discovery" youth programs. First, your time is only for thirty to sixty minutes between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. between Wednesday, May 23, 2018 and Wednesday, June 18, 2018.

There are ten-week sessions that meet on Wednesday of each week. We would like a Presenter for each Wednesday per-session, a total of 9 Presenters. The same 9 Presenters can participate in each of the Sessions.

Select a Wednesday and time you could present. Each Session's dates are listed below and program schedule. You can have Dinner with the participants between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and a $30 Stipend is available per-visit.

"The Next Step - STEM Discovery Programs seeks 10th, 11th and 12th Grade High School minority: (African-American, Asian-American, Hmong, Mexican-American, Native-American, Native Pacific Islanders), and any at-risk students or students underrepresented in Higher Education and in the workforce and who are making satisfactory progress towards high school graduation.

The Next Step - STEM Discovery Programs" are youth programs designed to increase the probability that these students and individuals ultimately succeed in obtaining an AA or BA Degree in their chosen field of study and/or receive gainful employment. In addition, the STEM Discovery Program: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in short, is a one-week residential program at UW-Platteville, allowing students to experience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in action. The program is during the week of July 23rd - July 29th 2018. During this unique summer program, participants will interact with UW-Platteville faculty, staff, and student mentors, as well as their college-bound peers. STEM Discovery will also provide opportunities to:

- Participate in hands-on projects and actual field experiences
- Attend classes and labs in our state-of-the-art facilities
- Explore potential STEM majors and careers
- Develop personal, team, and leadership skills
- Experience college-level coursework and the academic tools needed to succeed
- Build a discovery portfolio that highlights their interests and future goals

There is no cost to attend STEM Discovery, this is an outreach opportunity for underrepresented minority students and families. Round-trip transportation will be provided from several locations across Wisconsin and the Tri-state Area. STEM Discovery also includes all instructional materials needed for classes and labs, overnight accommodations in a campus residence hall, and meals from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon.

Our Next Step - STEM Discovery Program is very limited in its enrollment. Thus, applications should be completed and returned, as far in advance as possible. You can view the Program's schedule below.

Students can Register Online.

The Presenters: The Presenters are asked to share how they achieved their accomplishments. What academics/education were necessary? Obstacles you had to overcome? Encourage the students.


Tentative Schedule:
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11 & 18
July 18th End of Weekly Sessions. Putting it all together.
- Student's Portfolio
- Wrap-up/Student Evaluation
- Student reflections
- What have they learned
- How might they apply information
- Graduation, Certificates and Preparation to attend the STEM Discovery Summer Program

Presenter's Form

May 2, 2018
May 9, 2018
May 16, 2018
May 23, 2018
May 30, 2018
June 6, 2018
June 13, 2018
June 20, 2018
June 27, 018
July 11, 2018
July 18, 2018
* Required Create Contact Forms


The Program:

Week 1: Program
- Overview, Objectives, and Career Clusters

Week 2: Personality Inventory
- Student Assessment
- Also discuss local government

Week 3: Team Building
- Pathway Exercises

Week 4: Mentor-ship Activities
- Students will be assigned to specific groups based on expressed interests
- Representatives from various fields will participate

Week 5: Week five Mentor-ship Activities-Civil Rights today-the battle still goes on
- Mentorship Activities (students will participate in other groups) Representatives from various   fields will participate
- What fights remain to be fought
- What are controversial issues
- How do we as society best resolve problems with civil rights

Week 6: Guest Speaker and Group Debriefing
- How to become an effective citizen advocate
- How to work with the government to promote changes
- Writing exercise

- letter to local government official
- Share examples of young people promoting change

Week 7: Student's report-Special topic discussion
- Student's report on first guest speaker
- Focused discussion on current affairs topic of note that pertains to Civil Rights or Civil Liberties

Week 8: Student's 2nd Report
- Week eight student's report on second speaker. Portfolio assignment

Week 9: Putting it all together
- Student's Portfolio
- Wrap-up/Student Evaluation
- Student reflections
- What have they learned
- How might they apply information
- Graduation, Certificates and Preparation to attend the STEM Discovery Summer Program

Week 10: July 23, 2018 - July 29, 2018 arrival to UW-Platteville
- STEM Discovery Summer Program.


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