ELLAS: Education and Latina Leadership Academy in the Sciences
ELLOS: Educating Learners and Leaders for Occupations in Science
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effect Teens Workbook by Sean Covey
- What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, 3rd Ed. Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job by Carol Christen
- Path to the Stars by Sylvia Acevedo
- Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
- Girls Who Looked Under Rocks by Jeannine Atkins
- The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
- T.Rex and the Crater of Doom by Walter Alvarez
- Moonbird by Phillip Hoose
- Grand Canyon by Jason Chin
- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
- The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes by Patricia Bath
- These projects support students in developing strength in their reasoning and leadership, problem solving, college and career readiness, and centering their interests about their future career in science.
- These projects include three main components:
(1) Fall & Spring Sessions with focuses on science workforce demands, career development, supporting/motivating each other, and ongoing parent education centered on how best to help youth be college/career ready;
(2) College/Career Development Support with Science Emphasis including resources to promote sustained access as well as sustained engagement and support through the development of a network for students to support each other.
(3) Ohio Latino Education Summit & Spring ELLAS/ELLOS Conference with emphases on science and leadership skills, college admission process, choosing a major, financial aid, and mentoring by Scientistas related to persistence, community support, and science education/development.
- Outcomes include: deep learning by completion of science lessons, increased college/career knowledge, interest and readiness for science careers, and increased leadership and self-advocacy.