The Science Genius Academy
The Science Genius Academy is an appendage of The Science Genius program. It serves two purposes — to further students’ engagement and participation in STEM, more specifically science, and to prepare and encourage students to pursue STEM careers while providing mentoring and support.
The Science Genius Academy focuses on increasing and maintaining urban students’ engagement in STEM through project based learning assignments, introduces urban students to careers in STEM fields by providing them with summer internship opportunities and encourages urban students to declare STEM majors while providing higher education access assistance through college readiness workshops.
Sophomore and juniors from The Science Genius program — who have shown an heightened interest in STEM are hand picked to participate in The Science Academy. The Science Genius Academy offers students internship opportunities during the summer and offers a 10-week program during the fall semester where students will engage in project based learning assignments and participate in college readiness workshops.
The Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S Program
The Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S (Bringing Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science) program is an initiative that is focused on utilizing the power of Hip-Hop music and culture to introduce youth to the wonder and beauty of science. The core message of the initiative is to meet urban youth who are traditionally disengaged in science classrooms on their cultural turf, and provide them with the opportunity to express the same passion they have for hip-hop culture for science. Concurrently, the project aims to display the interests of science enthusiasts who have a passion for hip-hop, and introduce both hip-hop and science to a wider audience.
#HipHopEd Weekly Twitter Chat
In the middle of 2011 Timothy Jones @tdj6899 and Amil Cook @amilcook joined the leadership team of #HipHopEd and the chat continued its growth exponentially. #HipHopEd began to attract Hip-Hop fans, purists, practitioners, thinkers, and educators of various ages, ethnicities, and locales. The weekly discussions take place on Tuesday evenings from 9-10 pm EST using the hash tag #HipHopEd. To some #HipHopEd is a platform of professional development and to others it is a weekly think tank for the analysis and evaluation of Hip-Hop culture. #HipHopEd may review the latest album release, pay homage to a fallen soldier, and investigate issues that impact our community, promote aspects of Hip-Hop culture, and evaluate the President’s State of the Union Address. Follow Timothy Jones (@tdj6899) to receive weekly #HipHopEd topics.
(Gentlemen of Integrity, Vision and Excellence)
Mission Gentlemen of Integrity, Vision and Excellence is a NYC-based community project focused on educating, empowering and transforming the lives of young boys. Project G.I.V.E provides a multi-dimensional approach to young male leadership development through a rite of passage retreat, interactive workshops and ongoing mentoring. Providing young men with the supportive space and place to learn from experienced professionals who come from similar backgrounds while reflecting on personal development will enhance their resiliency and empowerment.