STEM Coordinator Rob Pecchia (right) with Tim and Kevin (from left to right) Club AfterZone AmeriCorps Everyday Explorers from the 2010-2011 school year
Monday, October 3rd kicked off another year of community service for Rhode Island AmeriCorps members. Over 400 new AmeriCorps Team Members took the pledge of service at the State House and celebrated the beginning of another year working with communities throughout Rhode Island. The opening ceremony included testimonials from AmeriCorps members, musical performances, and remarks from Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, as well as from Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline.
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All of our fall AfterZone programs began on Tuesday and we’re happy to welcome this year’s AmeriCorps Everyday Explorers to the team! PASA works with AmeriCorps Team Members as part of our Club AfterZone programs and this year’s group of Everyday Explorers are already working with Providence middle school youth in three schools—Roger Williams, Nathan Bishop, and DelSesto—doing hands-on science and math projects. One of last year’s AmeriCorps Everyday Explorers, Kevin Marin (pictured above) has rerturned to be the team leader at Roger Williams.
Thanks to Kevin and all of the AmeriCorps Everyday Explorers who make Club AfterZone an engaging and exciting hands-on STEM learning experience!
Learn more about what’s going on in Club AfterZone from Everyday Explorers in the field by checking out their Tumblr blog.