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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: STREAM 9-11 - Robbinsdale Armstrong School
Sponsoring Organization: Above the EDGE, Inc

Main Contact
Name: Quadree Drakeford
Title: Executive
Address: 625
Hopkins, MN 55343
Phone: (612) 208-7762
Curricular area: Social Science
Grades Served: 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8


ATE’s STREAM (Solving Thinking Relationships Entrepreneurship Arts and Math) Program supports student’s educational and economic achievement with a holistic approach to intrapersonal, interpersonal, and group-level skill-building. The program empowers multicultural students of color through unique opportunities presented by members of the community with deep insights into their specific struggles. The program will consist of discussions, presentations, videos, student projects and guest speakers, focused on selected benchmarks from the Minnesota Academic Standards in Science. These benchmarks embedded in issues around self-knowledge and the building of positive relationships, because our experience has shown us that in working with students of color that the building of positive relationships where they can take chances and fail without fear of ridicule, is crucial. ATE uses a culturally responsive racial identity development program. These programs purposely use a multiethnic STREAM pedagogy for underserved scholars of multiracial backgrounds. ATE identifies & recognizes the cultural capital and tools that scholars of color bring to the classroom. Sessions will be organized into three sections: personal development, knowledge acquisition, and knowledge application/skill building. Students will work in their groups in the development, execution, and presentation of their projects. At the end of each week, each group will present to all participants their work in progress and get comments, questions and suggestions that would help them improve their work. At the end of the four weeks, there will be final presentations and celebrations with family members, friends, and the community. We will also offer 1-2 field trips that allow program participants to witness professional training, trials, executive shadowing, research, etc. in STEM institutions.


The learning process includes: Leadership Development Sessions: Scholars are taught a subject by special guest mentors (people of color who share similar life experiences and have expertise in a STREAM subject area – see list of topics below). These sessions will include one-on-one support by volunteers, leadership development with a focus on skills to succeed in academic classroom settings and tutoring to improve each student’s critical subject areas. Experiential Learning: Experiential learning and exposure are major components of a scholars’ development. Scholars will have the opportunity to get outside and engage in sports to develop health education and leadership skills, as well as take field trips to see workplaces and sites aligned with the STREAM curriculum. The goal of experience-based learning involves something personally significant or meaningful to the students. 1) Students should be personally engaged. 2) Reflective thought and opportunities for students to write or discuss their experiences should be ongoing throughout the process. 3) The whole person is involved, meaning not just their intellect but also their senses, their feelings and their personalities. 4) Students should be recognized for prior learning they bring into the process.5) Teachers need to establish a sense of trust, respect, openness, and concern for the well-being of the students. Description of Activities: ATE uses a cultural responsive racial identity development program. These programs purposely use a Afro centric and multiethnic STREAM pedagogy for unserved and underserved students of multiracial backgrounds. ATE identifies & recognizes the cultural capital and tools that students of color bring to the classroom. In our 1hr sessions we break them down into 3 groups 20 minutes lecture, 20 minute stories, 20 minute pics, video, music and then write or video the experience. We are strategically transforming the State of our learning with a systemic analysis

Program Dates

Robbinsdale Armstrong High School 2400 Sandburg Ln Golden Valley, MN 55427 July 15-18 1-3pm

one week

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Can students take online classes? No

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $750
Fees: $50
Books: $100
Supplies: $100
Transportation: $0