7月15日，Giveducation为期两天的高中学生领导STEM夏令营举行结业典礼，美国国会议员、休斯顿市长候选人希拉‧杰克逊‧李（Sheila Jackson Lee） 、国会议员亚裔社区代表罗玲等出席结业典礼。
希拉‧杰克逊‧李（Sheila Jackson Lee）致辞
夏令营旨在培养年轻学生对科学、技术、工程和数学（STEM）的热爱。该夏令营由Giveducation组织的创始人兼现任主席Ben Who组织，于2023年7月14日和15日上午10:00至下午3:00举行。来自HISD、Fort Bend ISD和KIPP Charter School的80多名9至15岁学生组成。
希拉‧杰克逊‧李（Sheila Jackson Lee）与学生交谈
希拉‧杰克逊‧李（Sheila Jackson Lee）给夏令营负责人颁发褒奖状
Giveducation Summer Two-Day STEM Camp: High School Students Led Camp
The Giveducation Summer Two-Day STEM Camp, led by high school students, was a remarkable event aimed at fostering a love for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) among younger students. Organized by Ben, the founder and current president of the organization, the camp took place on July 14 and 15, 2023, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This report provides an overview of the camp, including participant details and the focus areas of the workshops.
Dates: July 14 and 15, 2023
Duration: Two days, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Venue: HISD Grissom Elementary School
Organizer: Ben, Founder and President of Giveducation
Participants: More than 80 students from HISD, Fort Bend ISD, and KIPP Charter School
Targeted Age Group: 9 to 15 years old
Activities and Highlights:
High School Student Leaders:
High school students, selected based on their academic performance and passion for STEM, served as leaders and instructors for the camp.
They received training in workshop facilitation, leadership, and effective communication to ensure a successful camp experience.
Expanded Participant Age Range:
Unlike the previous year, the camp focused on nurturing STEM interest and exposure among middle school students.
Participants ranged in age from 9 to 15 years old, allowing a wider demographic to engage in STEM activities.
The camp provided workshops in Robotics 1, Robotics 2, Number Sense, and Financial Analysis.
Each workshop was designed to be interactive, hands-on, and tailored to the specific age group and skill level of the participants.
The high school student leaders led these workshops, sharing their knowledge and expertise in engaging and accessible ways.
More than 80 students participated in the camp, representing three districts: HISD, Fort Bend ISD, and KIPP Charter School.
The diverse participant pool enriched the learning environment, fostering collaboration and the exchange of ideas.
Outcomes and Impact:
Inspiring Young Minds:
The high school student leaders, as mentors and role models, inspired the participants to pursue their interests in STEM.
By showcasing their own passion and achievements, the leaders motivated the younger students to explore STEM fields further.
The workshops provided valuable hands-on experiences, allowing participants to develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
Students gained practical knowledge in robotics, number sense, and financial analysis, expanding their understanding of STEM concepts.
Exposure to STEM:
The camp offered a unique opportunity for participants to be exposed to different aspects of STEM, helping them make informed decisions about their academic and career paths.
The Giveducation Summer Two-Day STEM Camp, led by high school students under the guidance of Ben, the organization's founder and president, was a resounding success. With over 80 participants from HISD, Fort Bend ISD, and KIPP Charter School, the camp provided a platform for young minds to explore and cultivate their interest in STEM. The workshops in Robotics, Number Sense, and Financial Analysis, led by passionate high school student leaders, facilitated skill development and inspired participants to pursue STEM education and careers. The camp's impact was evident in the enthusiasm and engagement displayed by the students. Giveducation's commitment to empowering high school students as leaders and nurturing the interest and exposure of STEM among younger students sets a positive precedent for future camps and initiatives.