2019 Hand in Hand Program
August 5 – 16, 2019
Health Sciences Charter School
1140 Ellicott St. Buffalo, NY 14209
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Program to engage high need/urban middle and high school youth in use of technology and computer design to fabricate prosthetic hands. Students will have a variety of hands-on experiences preparing them for technology design. The prosthetic hands are donated to children in need locally and abroad.
Participant Applicants should be students in grade 6-12. Those having attended the program in the past or who can demonstrate experience in 3D technology may be assigned to an Advanced group.
Project Team Leader Applicants should be junior or senior in high school and already participating in a technology program or have participated in Hand in Hand 2017 or 2018. Project Team Leaders should be prepared to take direction from the teachers in charge, assist the program participants as instructed, and be a role model for engaged service learning.
Project Team Leaders who have applied previously need not reapply but must send a letter of interest signed by them and a parent. Project Team Leaders will receive extra leadership training (August 2, 1-3 pm), and will be expected to apply these skills during the program. Project Team Leaders will receive a $200 stipend and their registration fees will be waived.
A new related initiative is a partnership to replicate the Hand in Hand program in Ghana.
All applications and/or checks should be sent to:
WNY STEM Hub, Inc.
229 W. Genesee Street
P.O. Box 462
Buffalo, NY 14201