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Student Mentor (Environmental Education, Outdoors)

Sunday, February 4th to Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 (ET)
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Interested in environmental education and youth development? Join OLEEP and mentor high school students! Read on to learn more.

The Outdoor Leadership Environmental Education Program (OLEEP) is a collaboration between Brown’s Swearer Center for Public Service and the Metropolitan Regional Career Center (the Met) that fosters science and team building skills in Brown and Met students through environmental science workshops, community building, and outdoor trips. OLEEP’s curriculum explores the characteristics and relationships of the natural environment and the city of Providence while creating a community in which Brown and Met students can share and learn with each other. 

We believe that exploring our physical environment provides endless learning opportunities, and that strong leadership styles can be developed through exposure to many different and unfamiliar scenarios.

To achieve these goals, the program consists of:
  • weekly environmental science and leadership workshops at the Met 
  • mentoring relationships between Brown and Met students to provide personal, academic, and extracurricular support
  • field trips that reinforce workshop lessons and develop leadership, team building, and outdoor skills

Brown student mentors commit to:
  • Wednesday environmental education workshops at the Met in South Providence from 3-5:30 pm. These workshops make up the majority of what OLEEP is, and they are only limited by your imagination.
  • Weekly program meetings to plan workshops, trips, and small group activities on Sunday 8:30-9:30 pm (this has always been our meeting time, however, we may adjust it based on the schedules of all mentors--if Sunday meetings is the only thing standing in your way, please still apply!).
  • Planning 2-4 workshops each semester.
  • Attending the OLEEP field trips, on various weekends (we'll schedule together).
  • Informal meetings with their mentees twice a semester.
  • Attending mandatory workshops and trainings held throughout the semester, both by the Swearer Center (3 total) and by OLEEP. Dates for these trainings will be given in advance.
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Location: 25 George St, Providence, RI 02912