The LEAH Project
Leaders through Education, Action, and Hope
The Leaders through Education, Action and Hope (LEAH) Project trains low income Boston Public high school (BPS) students of color to become LEAH Mentors and teach inquiry-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to elementary and middle school students in the BPS system, creating strong relationships between students of all ages and increasing students STEM education. LEAH focuses on achieving three things:
INCREASE STEM EDUCATION
The LEAH program provides BPS high school students with extra science and STEM instruction and trains them to share their knowledge with younger elementary and middle school aged peers, becoming mentors and ensuring a continual increase of STEM education throughout the BPS grade levels. This works to lower the STEM gap between students of color and their white peers.
The LEAH Project provides Mentors with individualized academic and college application support as well as opportunities to visit colleges and practice interviews. By providing critical academic and application support,the LEAH Project prepares LEAH Mentors, many of who will be first generation college students, for success in college.
WORK FORCE READY
The LEAH Project builds job readiness skills and enhances the employability of Boston area youth through training and hands-on experience. LEAH Mentors gain job skills in their roles as teachers and role models, while LEAH Project staff prepare them for the workforce through weekly trainings, one-on-one coaching, events that expose them to STEM professionals and careers, and even internship opportunities.
WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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OUR THREE STEM TRACKS
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