Lindy Scholars Program

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  • “Through the generosity of Philip B. Lindy, the Philip B. Lindy lnner-City Public School Program at Drexel University ( œLindy Scholars Program ) aims to level the playing field in public education by increasing academic achievement and expanding the social horizons for middle school students living in Drexel’s West Philadelphia vicinity. The program encourages children and families to share in, and benefit from, the University’s vast educational, technological, and cultural resources.

    The Lindy Scholars Program is a collaborative effort between the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and the School of Education. The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, a unit within the Office of University and Community Partnerships, is responsible for managing the program.

    The overall goal of the Lindy Scholars Program is to provide mathematics, writing, and literacy programs along with other related services to students in grades 6-8 enrolled in partner elementary schools. Drexel students serve as Advisors who provide small group tutoring services twice a week and mentoring four Saturdays per term. The three pillars of the Lindy Scholars Program are academic excellence, character development and opportunity and access.

    Families of the Lindy Scholars are also invited to participate in informational workshops. These workshops share details on the high school selection process, college access, strategies to increase learning at home, and other relevant topics for caregivers of middle school students.”

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Drexel University
    Organization Street Address: 3141 Chestnut Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Organization Phone Number: 2153016503
    Short Description of Organization:

    "GLOBAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITY, EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING LEADER

    Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 26,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities.

    Drexel has built its global reputation on core achievements that include:
    Leadership in experiential learning through Drexel Co-op.
    A history of academic technology firsts.
    Recognition as a model of best practices in translational, use-inspired research.
    Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel now engages with students and communities around the world via:
    Three Philadelphia campuses and other regional sites.
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the nation ™s oldest major natural science museum and research organization.
    International research partnerships including China and Israel.
    Drexel Online, one of the oldest and most successful providers of online degree programs.
    Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation ™s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics."

    Program Street Address: 3210 Cherry St
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19104
    Program Phone Number: 215-301-6503
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Somewhat
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Arts and Media
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
    • Literacy
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Sports and Recreation
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: No

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): West Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • After school
    • Weekend

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Less than 100 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
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Asian
    • 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 only
    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.:

    Many of our students have an academic or behavior based Individualized Education Plan. While we don't currently have any students with physical limitations, I see no reason we couldn't accommodate them.

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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