Young Educators Program Fellowship is geared towards further developing
the fellow's academic, leadership, civic, and presentation skills. Our
goal is to prepare the fellows to excel in their college education and
We do this by creating an environment that exposes
fellows to political power and strategic thinking, and allows them to
master a topic and teach this topic to talented Latino pre-college students
enrolled in CAHSEE’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
In our paradigm, graduate students and advanced seniors
work with undergraduate students, teaching college level classes to
junior and high school students participating in the STEM Institute.
As such, YEP Fellows serve as a role model to the STEM Institute students
and prepare them to enter and succeed in college. Fellows learn how
to convey knowledge and teach college level classes in a demanding,
yet friendly, environment.
CAHSEE’s rate of success is very high. All
STEM Institute students enter and excel in college, mostly in science
and engineering. Many attend some of the nation’s top universities;
many receive scholarships. The college graduation rate for CAHSEE alumni
is 100% with 70% entering graduate school upon two years of graduating
from college. Many of our former interns are currently enrolled in or
have completed doctoral or master’s degree programs.
The goal is to create a cohesive talent pool of Hispanics
who will lead our nation and community by assuming key roles in all
aspects of American society. We like to say that we are contributing
to the creation of the future leadership of America.
The fellowship is divided into three components:
Fellows travel to Washington, DC to participate in
a two-week series of seminars concerning:
- Seminars on Teaching
- Learning and teaching methodologies
- Learning and teaching techniques
- Preparing and delivering a class
- Preparing exams, quizzes, tests, and homework
- Correcting exams and grading
- Dealing with young students
- Creating a positive learning environment
- Seminars on Leadership
- Strategic thinking and planning
- Seminars on leadership, leadership qualities,
- Team building and team participation
- Constructive criticism
- Exposure to National Decision Makers
- Cabinet-level Secretaries
- Members of Congress
- The White House
- Prominent academics and intellectuals (e.g.
National Academy of Sciences, NASA, NSF)
- Latino leaders and entrepreneurs
- Seminars on the theory of knowledge and the educational
- Visits and lectures at national museums and exposure
to Washington, DC cultural life
Fellows teach a five-week college-level course to
talented primarily Latino students participating in CAHSEE’s
STEM Institute at any of the following universities: The George Washington
University, The City University of New York, The University of Illinois
at Chicago, Merrimack College, and yet-to-be-determined schools in Santa
Clara and Los Angeles.
YEP Fellows are assigned as Instructors or Teaching
Assistants. Both work as a team and are responsible for delivery of
course material and for creating a positive learning environment for
the students. This part of the program is extremely challenging because
Fellows are responsible for mastering a subject in order to teach it
in a demanding environment composed of very smart Latino and African
American children. Fellows are required to submit weekly reports.
Fellows spend one week preparing a report on the YEP
Fellowship experience and the STEM Institute. These are comprehensive
analytical reports. In the past, our doctoral students have told us
that writing these reports has been a key experience for writing their
dissertations. We also get similar comments from those entering Corporate
The report guidelines have been crafted to enhance
the analytical and writing skills of the Fellows.
Compensation and Rewards
CAHSEE covers housing and air travel and provides
a stipend between $2,750 and $3,000 (depending on assignment and educational
level). The fellowship is non-taxable.
YEP Fellows have the opportunity to meet and work
with some of the most promising Latino science and engineering students
in the nation. Fellows also have a positive impact on Latino youth and
the future success of our community, and have access to our nation’s
leadership and policy makers at the highest level.
If you would like to apply, download
our Summer Fellowship Application Form. If you have any questions, contact
the CAHSEE National Office.