Teach Computer Science to Japanese high schoolers
HLAB is at first glance simply a program for teaching a seminar for a week, but it is also an opportunity to develop peer mentor relationships between people from around the world (including me!) and our high school students. Part of what enables this is the dormitory environment, which means that we do not just disappear after classes end but instead continue interacting with students. There will also be workshops wherein mentors are able to get creative and share something that might not be found at school – for example, I am considering teaching a workshop on dance and my experiences with KGY, the k-pop dance group at my college. The goal is for the students to not only learn whatever the mentors teach but to also form a real relationship, albeit in a short week-long timeframe.
Summer research stipend800Grinnell College