Press

September 24, 2020 :: Fall eNewsletter

Posted by  The Young People's Project  September 24, 2020 05:20 PM

We hope that you and your family are doing well in these trying times. As many of your own lives have been upended by the Coronavirus crisis, YPP as well has been working to adjust our work to safely continue to serve our students in our communities and pursue our mission to improve the outcomes of youth, through the catalyst of STEM literacy.

This summer we learned a lot about how our work can continue to grow and to evolve -- we’d like to share some highlights of this journey with you (below.)  As we move into the Fall 2020-21 school year, in all of its forms, we hope to take these lessons forward and look forward to serving our students and sharing updates with you along the way!

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Virtual Town Hall: Quality Education as a Constitutional Right

Posted by  The Young People's Project  July 11, 2020 09:30 AM

A conversation hosted by The Algebra Project, the SNCC Legacy Project, Teaching for Change, and XQ Institute moderated by B.J. Walker.  Co-Sponsored (in part) by The Young People's Project.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

May 5, 2020 :: Spring eNewsletter

Posted by  The Young People's Project  May 05, 2020 05:15 PM

We hope you are staying safe during these unprecedented times. Here at YPP we have been working to adapt our teaching, learning and organizing to accommodate the numerous and often changing circumstances as a result of the global response to the COVID19 epidemic.

Below are some highlights of what we have been up to and what we are looking forward to!

Additionally, we urge you on this special #GivingTuesdayNow, to consider a donation to YPP (or another organization that you care about in your community.) 

We join the Giving Tuesday movement in our belief that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad. A global threat like COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community.  Let’s come together to create a wave of generosity, citizen engagement, action from business and philanthropy, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

Zoom Factor Tree

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Getting Physical: How the Flagway Game Sparks Learning and Love of Math

Posted by  Augustus Lee  June 12, 2019 07:42 PM

We're not the only ones talking about Flagway! This article goes over the numerous benefits of Flagway, and gives examples of students who have learned to love math.

Check out the article here.

Read more
Share

Spring eNewsletter 2019

Posted by  Augustus Lee  June 01, 2019 05:51 PM

None

3rd Annual National Flagway Tournament in Washington!

This year’s 3rd Annual National Flagway Tournament took place at the National Math Festival in Washington D.C. on Saturday May 4th.  Over 75 students from YPP programs in seven cities, including Alton (IL), Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Mansfield (OH), Norfolk (VA), and Washington, D.C., competed for the title of best Flagway players in the country!  The students were coached by their high school Math Literacy Workers (MLWs) and cheered on by many of their parents as well as attendees of the festival. In addition to the tournament, YPP high school students hosted multiple Flagway-themed and coding tabletop games during the festival. In all the MLWs engaged over 2000 children and adults across the two days of the convening!  

(More photos)

 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

It makes you smart and helps your brain work!

Posted by  Augustus Lee  May 09, 2019 11:34 PM

The National Math Festival makes the news! Students are finding fun new ways to learn math, and Flagway is part of it.

Read more
Share

New England College Partners with Parker-Varney 4th and 5th Graders

Posted by  Augustus Lee  April 30, 2019 04:11 PM

Flagway is a national phenomenon! With the help of students at New England College, elementary school students from Manchester, New Hampshire are learning how to play the Flagway game.

Read more
Share

2019 National Festival Heads to DC on May 4th

Posted by  Young PeoplesProject  April 19, 2019 10:30 AM

Read more
Share

THE USE OF THEORY IN RESEARCH ON BROADENING PARTICIPATION IN PreK–12 STEM EDUCATION

Posted by  Young PeoplesProject  October 17, 2018 03:00 PM

This paper seeks to provide a resource for prospective DRK–12 grantees by identifying some of the theories that current and recent DRK–12 grantees are using in their research on broadening participation. It reflects the results of a synthesis process with a volunteer group of principal investigators (PIs). It offers information that might not be easily found or accessible, partly because some of these projects have not yet reached the publication stage.

Read more
Share

YPP 2016 Annual Report

Posted by  Chad Milner  February 09, 2017 02:39 PM

YPP 2016 Annual Report

Since July, YPP has been celebrating 20 years of working for social change in our education system by teaching math literacy and coding skills. We are embracing our past and the ground upon which we stand, and how it has prepared us for a future of continued growth and success. We are motivated for the years to come and invite you to join us through your continued support, to help move us forward into our next 20 years.

Read more
Share