story by Claire Miller
The College of Education & Human Development’s TEEMS AmeriCorps program is the 2019 recipient of the Carl V. Patton President’s Award for Outstanding University Program.
The TEEMS AmeriCorps program recruits current students and recent graduates with strong backgrounds in mathematics and science and trains them in best practices in urban education and effective tutoring and mentoring strategies.
The program, housed in the college’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, develops comprehensive school day and after-school supplemental instruction, plus summer programming for elementary, middle and high schools in TEEMS subject areas (technology, engineering, environment, math and science).
Carl V. Patton President’s Awards recognize students, student organizations, faculty, staff and community partners “who are making significant contributions to the greater Atlanta community through their outstanding commitment to service,” according to Georgia State’s website.
“Receiving the Patton Award is an honor and sheds light on the work that our program has been doing for the past 11 years in metro Atlanta,” said Sarayfah Bolling, TEEMS AmeriCorps director. “We have worked tirelessly to boost our youth’s self-confidence and efficacy in STEM subjects. We make STEM come alive for our students and the ‘aha’ moments are what make this work rewarding and meaningful.”
TEEMS AmeriCorps will be recognized at Georgia State’s annual service recognition event on April 23.