Fifth grade is usually the time when students either develop an affinity for math related topics and careers or they start to do just enough to get by in school.
POWER addresses some of the root causes of this trend and help youth to make meaningful math connections through its What’s the Math in This? Expos. The 8th annual event will be hosted on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties – Royal Oak Unit, located at 1545 Lincoln Ave., Royal Oak, Michigan 48067.
STE”M” focused activity stations, demos, videos, and Math Game Shows will challenge southeast Michigan youth ages 8-13 to think critically and apply math in fun ways. Professionals, high school and college students will provide on the spot mentoring and opportunities to explore a variety of careers and introduce higher level math course activities. Parent and guardian sessions include a panel of STEM experts, workshops, and an invitation to learn with their youth.
LaToniya A. Jones, a former math teacher, specialist, and school administrator founded POWER Org Math to provide high quality, math-focused learning experiences for youth and families in their nearby communities that provide both early exposure and skills development.
“Youth leave our Expos more confident and considering math clubs, competitions, and careers that require higher math skills. Parents and guardians witness a different way of learning and say they appreciate the resources to expand their way of thinking about math as well”, says Ms. Jones. “We are excited to partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties for the second year to ensure that more of its members participate and non-members have a great place to continue developing their full potential”.
Registration opens September 6th on the website. Tickets are only $15 for each participant.
Contact POWER Org Math today to learn more about sponsorships, volunteer opportunities (adults and youth in grades 9 or higher), and registration at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313.415.8575.
About POWER Organization
POWER Org Math is an educational 501c3 organization whose mission is to embrace, engage, and empower at-risk youth ages 4-18 and families in metropolitan communities to increase their confidence, competence, and proficiency with math. It hosts conferences, math clubs, and family math affairs to help cultivate a more mathematically literate community. Customized programs for youth, parents and families through Title I funding, PTO/PTA, community outreach, and faith based groups are available.