Cascade 2022 will not be running. Check back next year for information about Cascade 2023!

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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