PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

Organization name: MSD of Decatur Township

Program Type

Academic programs

Ages Served:

5-11 Years
12-18 Years
19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization that provides in depth, cross-curricular learning experiences and opportunities for K- 12 schools. They specialize in the areas of STEM with 3 main pathways – computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. Additional to exposure in these areas, students also gain incredibly applicable employability skills, personal skills, and professional skills that prepare them for the ever changing workforce regardless of the career path they choose. Each course has a roughly similar layout of understanding concepts and vocabulary, experimenting and testing ideas, and then applying their research and data to solve a real world problem.
Success Metrics: PLTW really does wonders for resparking the love for learning and problem solving not only for the students, but for the teachers as well. Regardless of students’ backgrounds or economic status, they are empowered through this program to take on challenges and build confidence in their creativity. It provides multiple opportunities for different language learners, higher or lower level thinkers, individual and group work, and most importantly, connecting schools and students with members of their community. Students and teachers create relationships that expose our future generation to so much more that is out there for them while also inspiring the world with what our young inventors can really do when given the resources.

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

6777

Black or African Americans Annually Served

18.70%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

13.40%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: MSD Decatur Township

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $80,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $80,000

Contact Information

Organization Name: MSD of Decatur Township
Website: https://www.decaturproud.org
Respondents Name: Rebecca Bersani
Email: rbersani@decaturproud.org

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