Cascade 2023 will take place in the fall, with more information to be released. Fill out our interest form to receive program updates and registration details.

Teacher demonstrates optical properties of a chemical with a blacklight

What? Cascade is aimed at local Boston and Cambridge students (9th-11th grade). We recruit students from greater Boston-area schools and community centers, many of whom lack access to certain educational opportunities. 
Why? As with other MIT ESP programs, Cascade aims to instill a love of learning in our students and expose them to topics they might not encounter outside of a traditional classroom. Furthermore, we also hope to build a supportive community and expose Cascade students to experiences that will have a positive impact on their life trajectories. Please note that all our teachers are volunteers and we don't provide monetary compensation, although we do provide lunch, t-shirts and a good time!
When? Saturdays 10:30 AM - 4 PM in October and early November. Morning classes last from 10:30-12, afternoon classes last from 1-2, and mentorship 2:30-4.
Who? You, of course!
Where? To be decided!
How? Hands-on activities, discussions, problem-solving, and other forms of interactive learning are essential to the classes. We welcome classes on all academic subjects, ranging from the sciences to the humanities.
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