What is the Community Based Program?

Students matriculating from the summer programs progress into community-based after school club programs which consist of academic enrichment projects to further develop their cognitive skills by emphasizing observation, hypothesis formation, experimentation, analysis, and communication. The projects are community based and driven by student interest.  More information about individual HSTA club projects can be found at the HSTA Club Home Pages.

Teacher leaders of the community-based programs weave leadership skills training, goal identification, and self-esteem promotion into each club experience. These projects supplement students’ in-school learning. The goal is to bring knowledge and skills up to or beyond chronological grade level. The program is developed and carried out in partnership with other WVU units, higher education, West Virginia public schools, community leaders, parents, health care providers and students.