Students Discover Great Outdoors in Own Backyard
In fall 2008, 25 QCC students enrolled in a basic skills reading class participated in a project with New York City Audubon. The organization needed assistance in producing an issue of Look Around New York City, its publication for children in 4th through 6th grade which is distributed biannually to about 850 classrooms and nature centers throughout the City. The goal of the newsletter is to engage children in their environment by promoting nature appreciation and preservation. The QCC students explored their neighborhood parks and used the information they gathered to research and write articles for an issue of the newsletter. At the same time, the students improved their competency in reading and writing and increased their knowledge of wildlife in neighborhood parks.
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A Future with College
A class enrolled in QCC’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), partnered with Saratoga Family Inn, a homeless shelter in Queens. The project was intended to increase the college awareness of youth aged 11 to 14 in Saratoga’s after-school program. In the fall 2008, the young people visited QCC on 3 separate occasions for a tour of the campus and to hear the QCC students give presentations about various majors at the college. They asked questions about the experience of college life and the application process, and raised concerns about how to pay for college. With the help of the QCC students, the youth were able to envision college as an attainable goal. The project also enabled the college students to strengthen their academic and workplace skills, including collaborating in diverse groups, understanding systems, applying technology to a task, and organizing and presenting information.