Monrovia plans Summer Programs with Oak Crest
In March, Monrovia City Manager Oliver Chi announced the city’s partnership with the Oak Crest Institute of Science, a Pasadena transplant. Oak Crest would assist in the development of summer science programs for high schoolers in Monrovia, the first details of which emerged in a Tuesday email from Chi.
Working with Oak Crest, the city is considering two YES Program participants develop and test curriculum ideas for a full-scale Summer Science Program for next year. The YES Program, which operates during the summer, sees students hired by the city to gain real-world work experience. Staff has been coordinating with the Monrovia Unified School District to develop this for the summer.
In addition, up to four lucky Monrovia High School students could be picked for a summer internship at Oak Crest, where they will work alongside college-aged interns and Oak Crest scientists. Oak Crest will also develop a one-day science program in conjunction with the city’s Summer Extravaganza Program. Up to 20 teenagers at a time will perform simple experiments to solve a hypothetical mystery in this activity.
“As we move forward, we will be certain to keep everyone informed as to our progress,” Chi said on Tuesday.