Making Connections Through Exposures: The Scholar Coach Perspective
|Scholars from Waukegan, Warren Township, Round Lake, and Maine East High Schools with AmeriCorps Scholar Coaches on a Lincoln Assassination Guided Tour during the Washington, D.C. Mega-Exposure (June 2012)|
|Waukegan High School Scholars at the University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art, a mini-exposure followed by lunch at Thai 55 in Hyde Park|
As reading tutors, SCs talk about making connections as a way of thinking about text. Exposures offer students an opportunity to connect what they see to books, movies, social issues, personal experiences, and more. Scholars gain confidence sharing their opinions in a respectful, intellectual environment during exposures. This experience translates to thoughtful, self-assured participation in classes at summer college programs (after sophomore and junior year) and eventually in college.
|Warren Township High School scholars before the Florentine Opera's production of Carmen by Georges Bizet|