MAPSCorps pairs high school youth with science-oriented university students.

MAPSCorps pairs high school youth with science-oriented university students. Working in teams, MAPSCorps participants walk every block of our communities, observing, collecting, cataloguing, and analyzing data about all public-facing businesses and organizations. Through hands-on, real-world experiences youth learn about the fundamental skill of integrity in interpersonal relationships, in the workplace, and in science. Youth gather data using smart phones with a web-enabled application called “MapApp.” They learn about scientific method, the practical skills of systematic observation, data collection, navigation skills, and how to use social media to communicate creatively and responsibly about their experiences. 

MAPSCorps is the engine that powers HealtheRx, a “prescription” for community resources to help people stay healthy, live independently, and manage disease while supporting businesses and organizations in the community. Learn more about HealtheRx.

5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
MC 2050

Phone: (773) 834-8534
Website: http://healtherx.org/mapscorps/about-mapscorps#sthash.FhktBHUd.dpuf

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