Team Up Challenge projects - 2012 semi-finalists

Team Up Challenge projects - 2012 semi-finalists


Edison High School, Science in Action:
Mentor middle school students on college readiness and career exploration. First, students will collaborate with local colleges, community groups and professionals involved with math and science to learn about the pathway they need to take to arrive at their dream job. Second, they will pass it on to the younger students through mentoring. 

Rhodes Middle School, National Junior Honor Society: Establish a reading and mentorship program at Carvajal Early Childhood Education Center, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio, with Rhodes students regularly visiting Carvajal to read pre-selected books that complement educational strategies.

Brackenridge High School, Fitness Club: Boost participation in club meetings and before-school workouts and health/ fitness discussions, as well as introduce “Super Saturday,” an extended version of the weekday morning sessions, for family, friends, and community members.

Lowell Middle School, Science Club: Plant a garden on campus and install landscaping in the surrounding neighborhood to help beautify the community, as well as help educate families on recycling, using water-wise plants, building a compost and creating a butterfly garden.

Sam Houston High School, Sam Houston Young Leaders: Create, in partnership with City Year San Antonio, a “Junk Yarten” (Junkyard Art Garden), with the art creations made of recovered materials from in and around their neighborhood.

Whittier Middle School, National Junior Honor Society: Set up an afterschool reading center at Franklin Elementary School, where members of the organization will read grade-level books on Kindles to the students in the Afterschool Challenge Program.

Burbank High School, Student Council: Enhance the school environment by posting positive quotes around campus and playing music in the hallways during passing periods. The council also hopes to boost school spirit by hosting hallway decorating competitions.

Page Middle School, 6th-grade World Cultures: Research Costa Rican culture, climate, plants and fauna, history and more in preparation for a nine-day study abroad trip for 12 students and create and publish books about the trip upon return. Students will donate the books to elementary schools in their feeder pattern to be read during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Davis Middle School, National Junior Honor Society & PALS: Transform the courtyard area into an inviting community asylum with seating, shade and culturally relevant art by coordinating and hosting, in partnership with City Year San Antonio, a school and community-wide service project.