15 learners earned this badge

A youth earns this badge by teaching a hands-on lesson in the STEM fields to another (preferably younger) youth more than once. The younger youth learners will be the audience for the teens earning the badge. The youth must must have formal practice teaching the lesson to another (preferably younger) youth. To "count" as one of the lessons taught, the youth cannot be related to the youth teaching, must not have done the lesson previously, and must be done after the practice session. These lessons are minimum an hour and all fall within the STEM fields, with a general focus on engineering.


Erie Neighborhood House


Badge Type: showcase

Expected Duration: 6 weeks


  1. Students must demonstrate the following: 1. Being able to coordinate an activity for (Preferably younger students)
  2. 2. Students must type a paragraph describing their experience throughout the process
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