African Studies Program launches 2015-16 Outreach Scholar Program

Beatrice Mkenda, a former UW-Madison Tanzanian graduate student and member of the African Studies Outreach Scholars Program, leads a presentation about her home country to a group of middle school students at a summer program of the Lussier Community Education Center in Madison, Wisconsin on July 25, 2012. (Photo by Catherine Reiland/UW-Madison).
Beatrice Mkenda, a former UW-Madison Tanzanian graduate student and member of the African Studies Outreach Scholars Program, leads a presentation about her home country to a group of middle school students at a summer program of the Lussier Community Education Center in Madison, Wisconsin on July 25, 2012. (Photo by Catherine Reiland/UW-Madison).

As part of a long tradition of community and K-12 outreach, the African Studies Program is pleased to launch its annual OUTREACH SCHOLAR program for the 2015-16 academic year.

Outreach Scholars are UW-Madison graduate and undergraduate students with extensive experience living, working, or studying in Africa. They are trained to enrich school curricula and community events by sharing their area studies expertise, life stories, or artistic skills. As they facilitate learning experiences that go beyond the textbook, Outreach Scholars expand students’, teachers’, and community members’ understanding of different African contexts.

To invite an Outreach Scholar to your school or community event, please contact the African Studies Outreach Coordinator (outreach@africa.webhosting.cals.wisc.edu / 608.265.9151).

Popular requests:
-Classroom presentations
-African storytelling
-Lecture/presentation on a requested topic
-Cultural demonstrations
-Educational programs and curriculum consultation
-Presentations for community groups

To  meet the scholars and learn more about the program, please visit the Outreach Scholars page.

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