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WySci project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $44,717)

The Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program (WYSci) is an informal Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) initiative designed to provide positive opportunities for a group of socioeconomically disadvantaged, but academically talented seventh and eighth graders. WYSci has a strong partnership in place with the Louisville Science Center (LSC), which serves students recruited by the Lincoln Foundation, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to expanding learning opportunities for 'all youth regardless of race or socioeconomic status.' WYSci will engage up to 75 students in informal SMT learning experiences during the school year. The intent of WYSci is to provide individualized opportunities for the scholars to explore SMT activities developed to enrich and extend the school curriculum and to serve as a positive community asset for the youth participants. Success will be determined by recording the frequency of participants' attendance at the Saturday sessions, the number of families attending enrichment opportunities at LSC, and by follow-up of the participants to track their school attendance and performance. Data will also be gathered to track the 8th grade participants' selection of high school and/or magnet program. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2008