INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL SCIENCE
When LEAH Mentors first join LEAH, they are trained to teach a general science curriculum to kindergarten – 2nd grade students. This hands-on, interactive curriculum consists of story books, each representing one science concept, and experiments to reinforce the topic. Our LEAH Mentors teach these books to elementary students and lead them in the experiments, introducing them to science in a fun and interactive way.
The Environmental Education Track focuses on providing LEAH Mentors with a greater knowledge of Urban Ecology (nature within an urban setting) and air quality in cities. Mentors are trained as environmental stewards by teaching an urban ecology curriculum, much of which is spent outdoors, to their younger peers.
TECHNOLOGY - BNY Mellon Youth Leaders
The Technology Track, provides technology exposure to LEAH Mentors and the older elementary school students they teach through a hands-on technology and engineering curriculum. LEAH Mentors also take an introductory computer science course at UMass Boston, participate in a Technology Speakers Series, and work with LEAH to find technology-related internships.
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-LEAH Knox Scholars
The LEAH Knox Scholars Biomedical Research Track provides an opportunity for youth to spend the summer learning basic lab skills at MIT. The following summer, those youth are placed in academic or corporate lab internships to apply their acquired biomedical research skills to real world work. During the school year, youth teach one of the above STEM curricula to their younger peers.