Newton, MA - The Russian School of Mathematics recently announced the RSM Boys and Girls Club Program in Newton.
Every week, nearly 20 RSM-Newton High School students travel to the Boys and Girls Club to teach math and inspire their younger peers in the world of STEM. This program is free for B&G Club members, offered as part of the RSM Foundation’s community-appreciation activities. The volunteers who call themselves the Infinity Squad, engage B&G Club members in grades two through four for an hour every Thursday.
The program started about a month ago and will continue to June. Having made a year-long commitment, the RSM high-school ambassadors were selected for the program based on their interest in teaching and their ability to relate well with elementary students.
On Dec. 10, the volunteers along with their peers presented numerous math projects in an event called the Math Project Night. The young members of the Boys and Girls Club of Newton created tangible math projects based on the concepts they learned from their ambassadors during the program. These projects were presented to parents and other staff. The Project Night was a celebration of math, encouraging students to love the subject instead of fearing it.