“Thirty-two PURPLEfect people, representing grades 8-12, will volunteer in refugee shelters in Athens. In addition, Purple Lightning will visit a few Greek islands and experience a range of cultural activities.
Martha Keeley, an high school engineering teacher at John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Missouri, sat down with us to reflect on her class’s STEM TeleSquad. Keeley teaches an Engineering Fundamentals elective class to seniors at John Burroughs, and found structuring the class to allow her students to work alongside community members and professional engineers in El Limon, Panama to design a community water tank to be an influential and unforgettable opportunity. Check out our captivating conversation…
This February, Squads Abroad’s president, Erik Werner sat down alongside teacher Serena and students, Grace and Patrick, from EDGE Global Microschool in Liberty, Missouri for a feature on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Radio’s “The Power of Young People to Change the World”.
Check out our favorite highlights from the captivating conversation:
Students Reflect on the Impact Made with the Community of El Jute At the conclusion of a Global Health TeleSquad, students have the chance to reflect on the data and insights gathered during their TeleSquad experience. These reflections are presented in a final report...
Find out how Metuchen High School students used their Spanish language skills to support small business owners in Panama.
Published: September 21, 2021 Written By: Sr. Marketing Associate, Sydney Colbert Metuchen High School Partners with Small Business Owner Yensi Rios In June 2021, Metuchen High School students partnered with Panamanian entrepreneur Yensi Rios to expand her...
Check out Global Prep Academy’s sustainable water system created during their June 2021 STEM TeleSquad with community members from Cerro de Agua in Central America.
As teachers begin to plan for a brand-new school year, we asked a teacher who has already been through a TeleSquad to share her experience and how this program benefitted the students in her class. Martha Keeley teaches an Engineering Fundamentals elective class to seniors at John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Missouri. During the course of their STEM TeleSquad, students worked with community members and engineers in a rural community in Panama to design and build a water tank for that community.
Dana Hills High School (DHHS), a school which hosts an academy designed for individuals who are pursuing a career in the health field, has been empowering their students to bring hope to resource-limited communities across the globe in partnership with Squads Abroad.
We sat down with Lea Ann Smith, a STEM Academy Leader at Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vermont, to learn more about her students’ experiences in Global Health TeleSquads and the value of virtual experiential education. Check it out!