PASE Explorers promotes global learning through local exploration. By identifying their community assets, visiting other neighborhoods in their borough to examine similarities and differences, and engaging in activities to communicate what they are learning, the PASE Explorers program helps young people build skills essential for being successful global citizens.
In 2011, PASE wrote and developed the curriculum for Explorers, a program allowing youth to experience global learning through local exploration by engaging in community and cultural exploration and connecting to other neighborhoods. Through generous multi-year support from The Pinkerton Foundation, PASE built out the comprehensive cohort-based program and expanded it to operate in four boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens), engaging 45 afterschool sites and over a thousand young people in 4th through 6th grades.
Today, PASE is building on the learnings from the comprehensive Explorers program and transitioning to a sustainable program model requiring less intensive support in order to increase access to the program to benefit a greater number of afterschool programs and young people across New York City. Over the coming months, PASE will continue to assess Explorers training and technical assistance supports, both for groups and individuals, in order to learn the best and most effective manner to see this curriculum used and implemented.
2016 Participating Afterschool Programs
Introducing the programs sites selected for our 2015-16 program year
*Returning sites in Phase 2 of Explorers Program
PASE Explorers is supported by The Pinkerton Foundation.