PartnerCorps: STEM is an AmeriCorps program that increases student competency in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or “STEM” fields. PartnerCorps will place 20 AmeriCorps members in three Madison County high schools: Berea Independent, Madison Central, and Madison Southern. PartnerCorps: STEM members will mentor high school students, provide in-school and out-of-school tutoring to students taking algebra courses while connecting the math to STEM careers.
Members commit to serve for eleven months in a Madison County high school and focus on improving educational outcomes through in school and out-of-school math tutoring and serving as mentors, college advisors and family connectors. Each day, they arrive at school with the first students and remain at school until the last student leaves. They strive to create college-going cultures in their high schools. AmeriCorps members who complete their service in the program will qualify for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.