NEXT Steps programs introduce youth and their families to six focus areas: civic leadership, health & wellness, urban agritourism, introduction to S.T.E.M. career pathways, social entrepreneurism, and environmental exploration. We offer training and youth development programs year-round. Our in-school training sessions occur in 9-12 week segments to fit the changing cycle for semesters and operate as project management exercises. We also offer field trips either to our facilities or to our community partner organizations as requested for a nominal fee of $7/participant.
NEXT Steps selected several Georgia Performance Standards and Career, Technical and Agricultural Education curricula to ensure we were introducing students to relevant and strong career pathways in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Click on any of the links below to learn more about the career tracks NEXT Steps is introducing to your students.
& Health Education
|Literature & Composition||Environmental
|Physical Science||Social Studies|
|Agribusiness Management & Administration|
Our new after school training program will officially launch in August 2014 but pilots will be conducted in two 9-12 week segments (Monday – Friday between 3:30-5:30pm) from mid-Aug thru Nov 2013 and mid-Jan-Apr 2014. Lastly, we are excited about hosting our TRENDS Science Forum & Career Fair and introducing S.T.E.M. Direct — our new career development job board.
|Atwood Community Cleanups||CSI Investigation Teams|
|Geocaching Scavenger Hunt||Atwood Urban Farm Incubator|
|Atwood Gardens/Farm Park||SWOOM Farmer’s Market|
|T.R.E.N.D.S. Science Fair/Career Forum||CSI: The Science Behind Our Food|
|Reel Kidz Atlanta||FILMAtlanta (Apprenticeship)|
|Project Management Teams (8-12th Grade Only)
* Atwood Community Cleanups
* CSI PM Investigation Teams
* Atwood CITO Geocaching Scavenger Hunt
* Herb & Farm Summer Internship
We have plenty of ways for you and your group to get involved with our programs. Please continue exploring our website to learn more about who we are, what we do, and the impact we have on the communities and partners we have. So…..what are you waiting for? Take the NEXT Steps to GET INVOLVED ALREADY!
|Become A Volunteer||Book A Field Trip||Become A Secret Agent||Join The Hunt!|
|Become A Vendor||Host An Event||Join Our Garden Club||Join A JEM Team|
|Request A CIGS Workshop|
Give the gift of S.T.E.M. Many times the kids that need our programs the most, their parents can’t afford them. Please consider gifting a scholarship to these kids so we may continue offering these outstanding programs and services to at-risk kids with amazingly high potential.
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