“Active Science” aimes at low-achieving and at-risk youth in Israel in order to empower them through science. The program is geared towards 15-18 year olds who have dropped out of the formal educational system and suffer from domestic violence, drug problems, etc. Active Science provides a positive learning environment that exposes them to the world of science through hands-on activities. Key to the program’s success is its focus on connecting science to everyday life.
25 meetings of 2 hours each. We are using interdisciplinary themes in weekly meetings. Each meeting is dedicated to a different topic in science such as pressure, stability, density etc. Each group is guided by two instructors and up to 20 students per group.
START OF THE PROJECT
- CAMP participants are 15-18 year old who have dropped out of school and come to our labs with their social workers
- Younger kids in the age of 12-14 in the schools together with their staffs with the under achieving kids
- Second chance schools
- Boarding schools and youth jail