Cascade happens every fall, consider teaching for Spring HSSP or Spark this spring!

Teacher demonstrates optical properties of a chemical with a blacklight

What? Cascade is aimed at local Boston and Cambridge students (9th-12th grade). We recruit students from greater Boston-area schools and community centers, many of whom lack access to similar 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? Tentatively, Cascade 2023 will take place on Saturdays 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM from September 30th to November 4th. Morning classes last from 10:30-12, afternoon classes last from 1-2, and mentorship 2:00-3:30.
Who? You, of course!
Where? On MIT's campus!
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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