Civic Engagement High School Partnership


Experiential Learning Announcement: Civic Engagement High School Partnership

The University of Miami’s Office of Community and Civic Engagement is pleased to announce an experiential learning opportunity in the Fall 2024 semester. University of Miami History, English, American, Latin American and Africana Studies students are invited to participate in an innovative partnership between the University of Miami and Miami-Dade County Public Schools: Miami Southridge Senior High School and South Miami Senior High School. UM students will partner with high school teachers in history and language arts to enhance the curriculum, give guest lectures, and mentor students. UM student participants will receive three credits in History or English (pass/fail), either toward their major or as elective credits, during the Fall 2024 semester.Who Should Apply: Upper-level UM undergraduate students with majors or minors in History and English, or those majoring in either Political Science, Africana Studies, Latin American, or American Studies. Those students majoring in Political Science, Africana, Latin American, or American Studies must have at least 9 credits in either History or English. Applicants must have at least a GPA of 3.0.Application Details: Applicants must submit a completed copy of the attached application, a one-page resume, UM transcript, and a 500-word statement that indicating your reasons for seeking to participate in the partnership and a description of how the experience will enhance your academic and career goals.Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2024 at 5:00 pm. Applications will be reviewed by members of the Office of Civic and Community Engagement, in conjunction with the Undergraduate Directors in History and English.



Partnership Description: This initiative is designed to produce a mutually beneficial collaboration among high school teachers, UM undergraduates, and high school students. The goal of this initiative is to promote a college-going culture among traditionally underserved students; enhance the public school curriculum with innovative lectures and projects; enable UM students to translate their research interests into practical classroom learning; and foster intellectual engagement among the youth of our community.Specific responsibilities include: Giving three guest lectures over the course of the semester, working with the assigned teacher on curricular enhancement for three lesson plans, meeting with the assigned teacher five times during the course of the semester to discuss curricular plans, and mentoring students by talking with them about collegiate culture, study habits, test-taking skills, etc.

For more information, please contact: (Brandon Dye), High School Partnership Graduate Assistant, Office of Civic and Community Engagement. Email: (
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