STEMbud mentoring club is designed to improve the STEM self-efficacy of underrepresented middle school students. The mentoring club combines effective mentoring practices adopted from previous studies with positive STEM experiences with racially in-group undergraduate mentors to facilitate the development of improved STEM self-efficacy.
Brentwood Community Gardens is about increasing healthy food access for low income residents and working with youth to transform the physical environment of their neighborhoods with the goals of violence prevention, increasing social capital, beautification, building local food systems, community development, and youth leadership.
The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for growth and development for African American and minority youth through first-time work experiences. Youth workers are employed during the summer months to work and upkeep the community garden, organize events and community engagement projects. Youth will receive training in leadership, horticultural education, financial literacy, employability skills, anger management, violence prevention, and restorative justice practices.