On Saturday, March 24th the Seattle Works HandsOn Leadership (HOL) team of 3: Anna, Bola, and Jessica participated in the 2012 Eastside MathFest, an interactive math-based event put on by Explorations Math. The event features various games, with the main goal of making math fun for elementary age children. The HOL team was involved in fine tuning the final details of the event, as well as focusing in the creation of a step-by-step publication to help any city interested in replicating MathFest.
Over 100 volunteers were present and there was also an impressive turnout of over 400 elementary aged kids. Prior to the big day, the HOL team was very active in seeking donations, acquiring the donations, getting volunteers, managing the volunteers as well as setup and tear down at the venue.
Another key contribution was geared towards being able to document the steps needed for hosting a MathFest, since the primary goal of this HOL team is putting together such a guidebook.
As such, it was extremely beneficial that we were able to actually SEE a MathFest as this will make documenting the guidebook easier. The HOL team’s goal for the next month is to have an outline of the guidebook in place and to start conducting interviews with relevant staff members as we start to flesh out the guidebook. It promises to be challenging and rewarding. We’re all looking forward to it!
-Anna and Bola
Want to get in on the HandsOn Leadership action? We’ve got another training session kicking off in May and another weekend option in June: http://www.seattleworks.org/handsonleadership
Seattle Works Hands On Leadership team: Anna Meneses, Bola Agbonile and Jessica Dust at the 2012 Explorations in Math Eastside MathFest.