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SEAS- Health Sciences Charter School After School Program

Posted by Tim on October 5, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Do you enjoy sharing the joy of hands-on STEM projects
or maybe need more community service hours?

Sign up to become an after school program mentor at Health Sciences Charter School for students 9th – 12th grade.

Mentors will meet from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, once a week at Health Sciences Charter School (HSCS). We are looking for
a group of seven to ten dedicated mentors who would be willing to participate throughout the school year. Only 3 to
4 mentors need be present each week but more are always welcome. The curriculum and schedule are open for
discussion if anyone would like to implement their open ideas. The current curriculum for the after school program is
to assist students in local and state STEM competitions.

This is a great opportunity for clubs, Greek life, and other student run organizations to create their own outreach
programs with the advisement of SEAS Outreach staff.


Fall Schedule
Introductory meeting for mentors to discus facilitation of the program
(Date&Time TBD by doodle poll)
– Start the week of Oct. 15th- Nov. 9th
– November 12th – December 14th: midterms, exams, and holidays for UB students, so we do not
plan on meeting these weeks unless volunteers are available
Winter/Spring Schedule
– Resume week of January 30th – March 8th
– Midterms/Spring Break for UB from March 11th – 22nd: program will not meet
– Resume program March 26th – 18th
– Spring Recess for Health Sciences/exams for UB April 19th – May 17th, program will not meet
Summer Schedule (for UB Students)
– Resume program May 20th – June 14th if volunteers are still in town
List of Potential Projects/Competitions
– Science Olympiad
– First Robotics (builds a robot which competes in games against other robots)
– Imagine Cup (Computer Science competition)
– USA Mathematical talent search
– Rube Goldberg machine contest
– Future Engineers (Design and create 3-D models for space)

Our aim is to bring interactive STEM to this school in a fun yet challenging way, and help everyone who wants to,
learn something. But we can’t do it without you, in order to make sure everyone gets as much out of their time and
efforts as possible, we need individuals to help guide and lead.

Get Started: Contact Outreach Coordinator Steven Pilat,, to register as a mentor or inquire
about the program. The first meeting to discuss the program will be in 208 Davis Hall. A Doodle poll will be sent out
to schedule the time and date after a sufficient number of mentors have registered.