welcome to the generation teach (GT) STEAM ACADEMY

The GT STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Academy is a free 4- or 5-week summer academic acceleration program for middle-school students from partner schools in BOSTON, DENVER, HOLYOKE, and PROVIDENCE.

WHY WE EXIST

The GT STEAM Academy is a program of GENERATION TEACH, an organization committed to ending educational inequity by reversing summer slide, diversifying the teacher pipeline, and empowering professional teachers as coaches and leaders.

Founded in 2014, the GT STEAM Academy has served over 1,640 students and their families.

In the 5-week GT STEAM Academy, students average 2.3 months of reading growth and 4.2 months of math growth on the Renaissance STAR assessments.

WHAT WE DO

With hands-on engineering classes and social-justice humanities courses, the GT STEAM Academy is designed to introduce students to topics they might not study during the school year, including engineering, fun fitness, math, social studies, reading, and speech & debate.

Every student picks two electives from a range of options including arts & crafts, chess, comic book creation, DIY Fashion, dance, music, and sports.

We serve free breakfast and lunch daily. Fun Fridays feature field trips, team competitions, and games.

WHO WE ARE

The GT STEAM Academy is designed and led by CAREER EDUCATORS with over 40 years of experience with summer learning programs across the country.

At the GT STEAM Academy, diverse, local undergraduate and high-school students teach small classes of 10 students or fewer. Professional teachers observe and coach the young teachers. 

At the GT STEAM Academy, over 70% of the teaching fellows are people of color; 62% are Black and/or Latinx; nearly 40% are First Gen college students. 

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NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PROGRAM

The GT STEAM Academy was one of 8 national finalists for the NATIONAL SUMMER LEARNING ASSOCIATION's "Excellence in Summer Learning Award" and was a 2017 semi-finalist for the award. Over 90% of GT STEAM Academy students report being better prepared for school.

SAFE & LOVING CULTURE

The GT STEAM Academy is driven by the five core values of GENERATION TEACH: belonging, investment, initiative, growth, and excellence. The GT STEAM Academy is a place where all students know each other, their teachers, and the directors.

We welcome families to the program and host a Student & Family Orientation pre-summer, an Open House mid-summer, and an Ed Expo, featuring student-led family conferences, the final Thursday night of the program. 94% of GT STEAM Academy families recommend the program to other families. 


OUR CITIES

BOSTON

July 2 - July 27

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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DENVER

June 18 - July 20

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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HOLYOKE

July 9 - August 10

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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PROVIDENCE

July 9 - August 10

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

8:20 a.m. Morning Greeting

8:30 a.m.  Breakfast & Morning Meeting

8:50 a.m.  Engineering

9;40 a.m.  Reading

10:30 a.m. Math

11:20 a.m.  Elective

12:10 p.m. Lunch & Recess

1:00 p.m.  Social Studies

1:50 p.m.  Fun Fitness

2:40 p.m.  Speech & Debate

3:30 p.m.  Club & Community Meeting

4:00 p.m.  Dismissal