Gap Closed! Successful STEM Practices
for Black Students: How We Did It

STEM Summit – Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara
Feb. 4, ...
CAAAE Background
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Launched in 2001.

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MISSION STATEMENT: To provide programs and services to
students, families, and t...
GSP Background
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Dr. Frank S. Greene Scholars Program (GSP) – named after an
African American scientist from Silicon Vall...
GSP Results – Gap Closed!
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100% of Scholars have passed the CAHSEE,
met the UC’s ‘A-G’ requirements for admission,
and g...
Commitment & Pledge
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At least one parent must sign this
annually.
It spells out what is expected of each
parent (e.g....
Operations Advisory Committee
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The OAC assists the Program Director in managing the annual
budget; developing a long ran...
Parental Involvement For Success
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Parents serve as Committee Leads over science fair, recognition
luncheon, K-5 programm...
The GSP Experience
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Hands-on STEM and character education meetings one Saturday monthly
focused on key program activitie...
The Bottom Line…
High Expectations for Scholars
High Expectations for Parents

Questions??

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Contact Information
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Debra Watkins, CAAAE & GSP Founder
info@caaae.org
408.829.0590
www.caaae.org
Gloria Whi...
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Gap Closed! Successful STEM Practices for Black Students: How We Did It

  1. 1. Gap Closed! Successful STEM Practices for Black Students: How We Did It STEM Summit – Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara Feb. 4, 2014
  2. 2. CAAAE Background  Launched in 2001.  MISSION STATEMENT: To provide programs and services to students, families, and teachers in order to create culturally conscious African American students who are life-long learners and critical thinkers.  VISION: The vision of the CAAAE is to achieve excellence in education for ALL African American students enabling them to successfully participate in and contribute to a global society.  Located in six regions - the Bay Area, the Valley (Fresno/Bakersfield), San Diego, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and Sacramento/Stockton. 2
  3. 3. GSP Background  Dr. Frank S. Greene Scholars Program (GSP) – named after an African American scientist from Silicon Valley who helped pave the way for today’s computers  Developed to help K-12 youth of African ancestry successfully complete higher education in STEM and serve as positive role models and contributors to their community  Since 2001, have served 375+ students representing 101 public and private schools from throughout the Bay Area.  Students are nominated by school staff, community members, current GSP and alumni parents.  There is an online application process and family interview. 3
  4. 4. GSP Results – Gap Closed!  100% of Scholars have passed the CAHSEE, met the UC’s ‘A-G’ requirements for admission, and graduated from high school.  100% college-bound rate - 75% attend 4-year college/universities, 25% attend two-colleges, 48% selected STEM majors, 90% have graduated from college in 4 years, and 40% have obtained STEM degrees. 4
  5. 5. Commitment & Pledge   At least one parent must sign this annually. It spells out what is expected of each parent (e.g. attendance at parent empowerment meetings, monitoring of student grades, serving on one or more committees, etc.) 5
  6. 6. Operations Advisory Committee  The OAC assists the Program Director in managing the annual budget; developing a long range strategic plan; overseeing the annual plan of activities; and providing oversight and enforcement of program policies and rules. Monthly meetings are open to all parents.  The Program Director is directly responsible for overall program management including development and refinement of activities; control over budgeting and financial planning; accounting and fiscal management; contract/grant compliance; fundraising; and volunteer recruitment.  The President presides at all OAC meetings and works closely with the Program Director to ensure common goals are established. 6
  7. 7. Parental Involvement For Success  Parents serve as Committee Leads over science fair, recognition luncheon, K-5 programming, 6-8 programming, 9-12 programming, parent meetings, fundraising/revenue, meeting logistics, publicity, career fair, summer science institutes, GSP-TV.  Each parent is required to donate at least four hours each month to the GSP.  Parents are expected to engage their Scholars in study skills, online tutoring, science fair preparation, student resume and goal setting using tools provided.  Parents are expected to actively participate in new family orientation, parent enrichment sessions, and leadership training.  Each family is expected to pay an annual $350 family contribution to help sustain the GSP. Payment plans are available. 7
  8. 8. The GSP Experience  Hands-on STEM and character education meetings one Saturday monthly focused on key program activities  Annual science fair at Cypress Semiconductor  Annual science fair recognition celebration  Participation in at least two cultural enrichment activities  Participation in at least one summer enrichment activity  Completion of at least one community service project per year  Ongoing support until graduation from high school 8
  9. 9. The Bottom Line… High Expectations for Scholars High Expectations for Parents Questions?? 9
  10. 10. Contact Information        Debra Watkins, CAAAE & GSP Founder info@caaae.org 408.829.0590 www.caaae.org Gloria Whitaker-Daniels, GSP Director 408.425.3425 www.greenescholars.org 10

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