Project HOPE is a youth- and science-based program to teach middle school students STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through gardening. The goals are to help students understand STEM concepts and begin to apply these concepts in growing fruit, vegetables and herbs. The HOPE is that by learning about and applying STEM concepts, the students will develop a love of science and math that will carry them throughout their educational careers (Project Hope website, 2022). In addition to STEM concepts, there is a financial aspect to the program where students learn to manage money, and an intergenerational aspect when students distribute their garden products and interact with area senior citizens.
Project HOPE is a joint venture between the Blount County Master Gardeners and Alcoa Middle School and supported by civic organizations such as City of Alcoa.
Learn more about this great program on the Project HOPE website: projecthopealcoa.org
For additional information, please contact Logan Hill via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the video below to see Day One Excitement, 2022!