A career exploration program where high school students explore teaching as a career
By participating in the YouthTEACH2Learn Program, high school students, working in teams, deliver home-grown lessons to their assigned elementary classrooms 6-8 times during the school year. This increases the time that those elementary students normally have in authentic science or math instruction, and ignites a new spark of interest in science and math within these students.
The program empowers the high school students to test-drive their career interests and builds greater awareness of college and career choices. As one high school student remarked, "being in this program has truly shown me how to challenge myself personally and has shown me that hard work really does pay off. I have had to challenge myself every lesson, and have only grown more and more from each one. Without this class I do not think I would be in this position where I’m right on track toward my goals and do not plan on having anything get in my way."