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 July 2014 eNewsletter


Welcome to the Mobile Area Education Foundation's July 2014 enewsletter. This month we take you up close and personal with our summer programs. 


RAMP UP Summer Transition Program to have "Grand Finale" Thursday


After six-weeks of intensive preparation for the transition from middle to high school, 30 rising 9th grade students will present portfolios of their newly gained skills at the programs' Grand Finale, Thursday, July 17 at Palmer Pillans Middle School beginning at 6 p.m. 


Students have spent the summer participating in engaging lessons that target critical skill gaps in middle grade math that will give them the opportunity to advance to algebra when the school year begins. Students also go through early college and career planning. Each week of the camp students were able to take field trips to visit area colleges and universities. 


The RAMP UP Summer Transition students enter high school ready and prepared of success. They also enter high school with a half elective credit for completing the program. 


EYE Summer Elementary School Camps Making a Splash With First Two Camps

This summer's Engaging Youth through Engineering Elementary School Camps got off to a great start on June 23. Over 75 rising 5th and 6th grade students have participated in this summer's camp, "Water, Water Everywhere: EYE Gets Wet!", at its first two sites, Council Traditional School and Collins-Rhodes Elementary. 


Students spend the week participating in lessons on land and water measurement, building using cubic centimeters, and experimenting with soil activity. They also learned about water filtration and built and tested their own water filters. Campers toured the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System and spent a day at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. 


Each week culminates with a camp celebration at the University of South Alabama College of Engineering, Shelby Hall, where they go through rounds of activities with current engineering students and staff before showing off their own work for parents, teachers, and special guest. 


The final two camp weeks began on Monday, July 14 at Dodge Elementary, and this summers camp will conclude on July 25 at Breitling Elementary School. 


In addition to MAEF and MCPSS, this camp is being sponsored by Comcast Cable and the College of Engineering at the University of South Alabama. 

Citronelle High Career Academy Students Get Real World Experience at Outokumpu Stainless Steel 
An important component of our Graduate Ready Initiative is the creation of signature Career Academies at each of Mobile's 12 public high schools. These academies align closely with the business community and with colleges and universities to prepare students for careers that are growing and thriving in Mobile County. 

This summer 14 Citronelle High School Advanced Manufacturing Career Academy students went to work as full-time paid interns at Outokumpu Stainless Steel in Calvert. Students were able to utilize skills they learned during the school year as advanced manufacturing career academy students each day as they assisted full-time staff in various areas. 

Business partnerships like the one created with Outokumpu is crucial to the Graduate Ready Initiative being a success. These partnerships provide unique opportunities for our public school students to learn and gain certifications for careers that are close to home. 
What to do?
Progress is being made, but there is much work to be done and we need YOU! The Mobile Area Education Foundation provides various volunteer opportunities to fit any schedule.


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Mobile Area Education Foundation

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The Mobile Area Education Foundation is a non-profit, local education foundation dedicated to creating higher expectations for our public schools and our community.