Jardine Middle School students are using science to increase awareness of challenges facing kids in their community.
The students are part of “Bridge the Gap” a program that highlights the importance of volunteerism.
They’re using elements from the Periodic Table to make words that relate to volunteerism and how poverty and a lack of education can affect kids.
“The idea is to get other kids involved and interested in science,” says Jay Scipio, Bridge the Gap mentor. “We just don’t have a strong science foundation with a lot of our kids, so we want to get them as early as possible, but make it fun and enjoyable.”
Three of the students will go to Washington D.C. in April. They’ve been asked to lead a workshop at the National Youth Leadership Council Conference.