• Annika V

JoT at Ravenswood Middle School

Updated: Jul 18, 2020

For the past 4 months I have been working with Kim Cheadle to start Jobs of Tomorrow program at Ravenswood Middle School. RMS is part of the East Palo Alto school district which is one of the most underserved school districts in the Bay Area. I spoke to the Vice Principal and Ms. Cheadle many times when I visited the campus. I interviewed 16 students during my visits to the school and asked them about their passion and what they would like to study in college. I also developed a survey regarding STEM fields and careers. 60+ students game me their feedback on the survey which helped me design the JoT program. I am happy to announce that after months of planning I got the sign off to run the program in Spring 2019 at Ravenswood Middle School. The goal of my program is to not only introduce different STEM careers to the students but to also promote a sense of confidence in them in pursuing STEM subjects. I can't wait to bring the program to Ravenswood Middle School.

I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to Christina Owens for advising me and helping me throughout this process. Thank you Christina!