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Bar Leaders Paying it Forward: The Education Team

A core aspect of the IndyBar Bar Leader Series program is the development and execution of a community service team projects by series participants. This facet of the program gives participants a unique opportunity to take community engagement a step farther by putting the knowledge and skills that they’ve learned in the series to practical use for the benefit of the community.

This series of posts will highlight the projects of Class XI of the Bar Leader Series as participants work together and develop their own original programs, resources or initiatives to benefit the Indianapolis community.

The Education Team
The Education Team is focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. Through their research, the Team discovered that while a growing number of jobs are being developed in this area, schools have difficulty training and preparing students for these fields. This Team has developed a Speaker Series along with the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) College Preparatory School in Indianapolis to host a several speakers from STEM fields.

Thirty to forty KIPP Students will complete an application, including a resume, to enroll in the program. Each session will focus on different STEM fields and will be designed to encourage students to think about ideas and actions they can take to overcome some of the obstacles or limitations they face in embarking on careers in STEM areas. Scholarships will be given to two students from the program based on a resume and personal essay, implementing skills they have learned through the program.

Members of the Education Team include:Wes Overturf, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP; Tim Karns, Frost Brown Todd LLC; Adam Christenson, Attorney at Law; Claire Emswiller, Emswiller Williams Noland & Clarke PC; and Stephanie Chaudhary, Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP.

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