SABES is a five-year project that serves nine Baltimore City elementary and elementary/middle schools and seeks to improve STEM curriculum and delivery in grades 3 – 5. In addition to the school day component, the project offers a STEM-focused afterschool program at each school in which students work on student-developed, inquiry-based projects relevant to their communities. School day and afterschool students then showcase their work and learn from STEM experts, along with their families and community members, during biannual STEM Showcases.
SABES leverages the expertise of JHU faculty, staff, post docs, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as local STEM professionals and retirees, and partners with Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Park Heights Renaissance, and Southeast Community Development Corporation. Volunteers can serve as afterschool mentors, school day guest speakers and/or afterschool guest speakers. This corps of volunteers works with SABES to help strengthen STEM expertise within City Schools.
SABES will directly impact approximately forty teachers and more than 1,600 grade 3-5 students. Ultimately, the project seeks to create a community-wide culture of STEM learning relevant to the lives of its participants in ways that engage caregivers to sustain student curiosity outside of the classroom.
*Wave 1 Schools- Implementation began in SY 2013-14
** Wave 2 Schools- Implementation began in SY 2014-15
***Wave 3 Schools – Implementation began in SY 2015-16
For more information about the project or to see how you can become involved, please contact our Program Manager:
Alisha N. Sparks
Elementary School STEM Program Manager
Center for Educational Outreach
Whiting School of Engineering
3400 N. Charles Street