iPraxis

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Program Category: Accepting MentorsProgram Tags: stem, middle school, minority, and Girls

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  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: iPraxis, Inc.
    Organization Street Address: Rm 516
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Organization Phone Number: 2159666253
    Short Description of Organization:

    iPraxis works with middle and neighborhood charter school students in Philadelphia's under-served areas to recruit volunteer mentors in STEM, host science fairs, and provide inspiring STEM presentations.

    Program Street Address: 1701 North 8th Street
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19122
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Outreach - mobile (you travel to groups of students)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: Yes
    If you answered yes to the last question ("l"), please list those partners.:

    University of the Sciences, Temple University, St. Joseph's University, Drexel University, LaSalle University, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and many more.

    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Consumer Science
    • Earth and or Space Science
    • Engineering
    • Environment Science
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Project-Based Learning
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Southwest Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    • Lower North Philadelphia
    • Roxborough-Manayunk
    • Near Northeast Philadelphia
    • Far Northeast Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school
    • After school

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 1001-2000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    We will do our best to modify our mentoring to accommodate any special needs with which a young person presents. In the past, we have worked with youth on the spectrum, as well as youth with learning disabilities and physical disabilities including wheelchairs and extreme allergies.

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: No we travel to sites and students.

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

    Please place your additional comments in the section below.:

    We welcome undergraduate and graduate students as well as STEM professionals to mentor with our school partners.

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