Elemental is teaming up with Teach for America (TFA) to share the exciting work that TFA teachers and high school students have done throughout their Summer Fellowships in partnership with some of Hawai`i’s leading change makers. Attendees, including students, teachers, administrators and community leaders, will have the opportunity to work collectively on a unit or lesson inspired by what the Teach for America Summer Fellows have learned and developed as a result of their experience with their host organization.
As a special addition this year, Elemental Excelerator and TFA partnered to pilot a youth-adult partnership model for the summer fellowship – a first for both organizations. Five TFA teachers were joined by ten rising high school juniors and seniors who all learned and worked together in different teams at Elemental. They dove right into rigorous projects regarding climate change, climate tech innovation and global scale entrepreneurship. They’ve co-created curricula at all grade levels that both students and teachers can take back into classrooms.
Other host sites that provided invaluable experiences this year for TFA fellows are: Education Incubator, HawaiiKidsCAN, Hub Coworking Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools, Purple Maia, Women’s Fund Hawaii and YMCA Hawaii