2021-AR - Flipbook - Page 12
Y.O.U. provides a wide range of enrichment opportunities to
students to ignite their interest in art, science, sports, cooking,
and more. Through staff-developed curricula and provider
partnerships, youth engage in hands-on learning experiences to
explore the world around them, develop agency, and build realworld skills.
S C H O O LYA R D S C I E N C E
M A K E R S PAC E S E N I O R P ROJ E C T S
Over the summer, Y.O.U. partnered with the Peggy
Y.O.U.’s Lewis-Sebring Makerspace turned four
Notebaert Nature Museum to provide outdoor
last year! For Y.O.U.’s graduating seniors, the
learning experiences for elementary youth.
Makerspace was part of their entire Y.O.U. high
The Outdoor Schoolyard Science Series
challenged youth to take a closer look at what they
see everyday, finding new ways to connect with
nature and encouraging their curiosity. Students
surveyed plants and animals seen around their
school and kept nature journals where they could
count, draw, and write about their discoveries.
school experience. Makerspace programming
promotes persistence, risk-taking, collaboration,
curiosity, and community involvement. Senior
projects—fully designed and built by seniors
from conception to creation—included recording
and producing an album, building a drone, and
designing a pair of retro Jordans.
The inaugural Lewis-Sebring Makerspace Award
was presented to seniors Angel Cruz and
Javade Jones. Both participated in Makerspace
programming since its inception at Y.O.U. and
demonstrated STEM skills and leadership inside
of high schoolers reported that they are
encouraged to take risks, imagine, and
practice curiosity at Y.O.U.
and outside of Y.O.U. Congratulations Javade and