Partnerships for Achieving Careers in Technology and Science

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  • Since 1993 The Franklin Institute ™s PACTS program provides minority youth with an after-school and summer curriculum that combines science education, leadership development, and service learning. Through PACTS, the Institute serves approximately 120 middle and high school students each year, helping them gain skills and confidence to be successful college students and to ultimately become dynamic, productive adults with engaging careers in science and beyond. Students choose from programs in:
    robotics
    environmental education
    architecture
    And explore themes such as sound and music, astronomy, archaeology, and Earth sciences, at the Institute and in the field.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: The Franklin Institute
    Organization Street Address: 220 N. 20th Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA, 19103
    Organization Phone Number: 2154481800
    Short Description of Organization:

    Founded in honor of America ™s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake.

    Program Street Address: 222 N 20th St
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19103
    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?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Engineering
    • Environment Science
    • Robotics
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Workforce Development
    • No other activities
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: No

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): Center City
    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.: 101-500 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 5 and 10 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • 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 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.:

    Accommodations made upon request.

    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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