OLEEP, the Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education Program, is a partnership between the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (the Met) and Brown University's Swearer Center for Public Service. We work with high school students to develop leadership skills and environmental science and justice knowledge, with a specific emphasis on building a supportive, collaborative community where Brown and Met students can learn and grow together. We believe, with the right support, everyone can be a leader, and bringing about an environmentally just world depends on it.
Our small group of college mentors plans and facilitates weekly Wednesday workshops at the Met's Providence campus. These workshops focus on the integration of environmental science and justice, and aim to make them creative, engaging, and relevant to Rhode Island. We also plan several field trips to nearby outdoor areas, and we focus on creating strong mentoring relationships between college mentors and high school mentees. We specifically partner with the Met because of their non-traditional approach to learning: that is, each Met student works closely with an advisor and their families to create an individualized learning plan tailored to their interests and learning styles.
*Demonstrates evidence of growing self-awareness and development through ongoing reflection on experience, practice and context. *Makes connections between academic studies (theory) and experiential learning contexts (practice). *Adapts and applies skills, abilities, theories or methodologies gained in one situation to new situations. Demonstrates capacity to be transformed - in knowledge, attitudes and behavior - by engagements with multiple points of view, experiences and worldviews. Investigates and understands cultural, historical, social, political and economic factors that shape communities and the perspectives and identities of community members.
Off-Campus Work Study Eligible: Yes, at $13/hour
Expected Hours/Week: 2-3
Background checks will be carried out through the Met high school — we'll provide more details during training.