Project-based Learning

Gaining knowledge & skills while giving

  • Strategy

    Create systematic and innovative practices in service learning and curricular engagement.

    Actions:


    Identify the partners with IPS and township school districts for implementation of the project-based learning curriculum K-12. More details

    Junior Achievement

    90%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 16, 2017: Partners have been identified, but the need may arise to identify more or different partners over the life of the plan.

  • Develop a curriculum with deliverables that are mapped out for K-12 and work with Public School District Superintendents and leaders to integrate. More details

    Junior Achievement

    50%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 16, 2017: This is a on-going initiative, and JA will continue to work with educators to keep curriculum relevant, and to enhance curriculum where needed.

  • Complete a compelling message and strong communication plan regarding benefits of Junior Achievement’s Work Readiness Curriculum. More details

    Junior Achievement

    50%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 16, 2017: JA has an excellent communications and social media team that works with outside consultants when needed.

  • Project:

    Urban Naturalists

    http://www.kibi.org/programs/beautification/urban-naturalists/

    From March through October each year, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s Urban Naturalists program hires up to six college students in the sciences field to plant and maintain native species in green infrastructure, including stormwater planters and rain gardens, and connects them directly to work experience and relationships with local companies and utilities that could be future employers.

    To connect the team to potential future employers and “green-collar” professional experiences, KIB provides enrichment opportunities such as: a native plant seminar; a wetland restoration project led by Civil Site Group; job shadowing an Eagle Creek Naturalist and a Horticulturalist at the Indianapolis Zoo; a financial literacy session led by First Financial; and a tour of the Indiana Statehouse led by the Hoosier Environmental Council to learn about environmental policy advocacy.

  • Project:

    Mentoring-based education programs

    http://www.100blackmenindy.org/

    Founded in 1984, 100 Black Men of Indianapolis is a 501(c)(3) youth development organization that serves several hundred Indianapolis youth each year through mentoring-based education programs. 100 Black Men of Indianapolis (“the 100”) conducts volunteer programs for young people in K-12 grades and post-secondary education that focus on mentoring, education and leadership development. Programs include: College Connections, Collegiate 100, Dollars & $ense Financial Literacy, Summer Academy, and Team Mentoring. College Connections, the Annual College & Scholarship Fair, is a joint venture between 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc. and Indiana Black Expo, Inc. Collegiate 100 of Indianapolis is an organization comprised of college students who share the common vision and intent of the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc. to improve the quality of life for young African Americans. Participants in the program commit to voluntarism and improving the community through group mentoring and tutoring. Dollars & $ense is a national program of the 100 Black Men of America and is provided locally by the 100 in partnership with the University of Indianapolis. Students in grades 9-12 meet weekly on the University of Indianapolis campus with a professor and their 100 mentors/tutors to learn about managing and investing money. The Summer Academy is a 6-week educational program for students in K-8th grade. The Team Mentoring program serves 5th and 6th grade boys in 5 IPS schools on the near East side of Indianapolis. Small groups of mentees meet weekly with two male mentors during school. The mentors and mentees explore the roles and responsibilities of being a man of distinction (leader, warrior, mentor and friend) through structured discussions and activities.