Women in Science on the Air
11:34 am
Sun October 22, 2006

The Young Women's Leadership School (Part 2 of 2), East Harlem, New York

East Harlem, New York – Two years ago, The Young Women's Leadership Foundation took a group of science students to the Mississippi Delta. That research won them the Young Science Achievers Award. They are part of the science program at The Young Women's Leadership School in East Harlem, New York City. It's a public school. It's all girls. It's 100% minority. And it's also been enrolling 100% of its senior girls into college every year. Last week, we spoke with several teachers and students at The Young Women's Leadership School to learn about the math and science curricula, and to find out what goes on inside classrooms. This week, students tell us about their college goals, we go with a marine science teacher and her class on a rain-drenched field trip, and we discuss the school's formula for success. Blue Chevigny reports from NYC. (12:09)
Featured in story: Kathlene Ponze, Principal, The Young Women's Leadership School, East Harlem, New York; Chris Farmer, School Counselor; Terry Colliton, 7th Grade Math Teacher; Colleen McGeehan, 8th Grade Math & Science Teacher; Susan Vincent, Marine Science Teacher; Kayla Medina, 9th Grade Student; Natasha Williams, 11th Grade Student; Amal, 11th Grade Student; Jahlese Ladson, 12th Grade Student; Leslie, 12th Grade Student; and Veronica, Science Student *(For more details about The Young Women's Leadership School, listeners should visit their website: www.tywls.org.) For more information, visit the Women In Science On The Air! website at www.womeninscience.org. Powerful Signals: Transforming the Role of Women and Girls In Science and Engineering was made possible by support from the National Science Foundation.