The LEAH Project is a year-round internship program for Boston Public School (BPS) high school students to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics and careers, get ready for college, and learn professional skills. Youth are trained to teach STEM curricula to elementary school students at Boston afterschool programs. Youth take part in STEM workshops and classes, meet weekly for professional development workshops and opportunities, and attend college visits. Youth develop their own STEM skills and knowledge and reinforce these skills as they learn to be teachers to elementary school students. LEAH youth plan and implement workshops for their peers, work with LEAH staff to plan and lead events, and increase their youth leadership roles within the program.
LEAH youth work at afterschool and summer camp programs close to their homes or schools teaching STEM lessons to elementary school students (you will be trained in these). When not teaching STEM lessons, youth serve as junior staff, for example, planning fun learning activities and serving snack to the kids.
The program is now recruiting for this school year with youth continuing with LEAH into next summer. Youth can earn up to $4,600 in stipends in total over the school year and summer.
Applications are due October 9th at 5 pm
The application can be found here: