WHAT IS i2 SUMMER?
i2 started as a series of week-long summer programs in 2013 at 3 Northeast locations to engage middle school students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We partnered with a number of world leading STEM organizations such as MIT and the American Museum of Natural History to develop a program that would “invent and inspire” and to make up for the well-documented “summer learning loss” which occurs over the summer months. Based on the success of the first summer, in 2014 i2 expanded to 23 locations across the United States and throughout the world. Today we license our courses to schools and other organizations as an add-on to their own existing summer programming or as a stand alone summer experience. We provide all curriculum and materials necessary to run our courses as well as hosting an annual teacher training in the spring where educators from around the world gather and are trained in our various courses.
i2 offers a wide variety of one-week courses for summer across all STEM disciplines. Programs can be a short as one course for one week or as long as eight courses for eight weeks with most programs two or four weeks. Courses are appropriate for children of all backgrounds and abilities ages 8-13. A sample list of courses can be found on our courses page, with additional courses added each year.
Schools and other youth organizations can license our curriculum and have their teachers trained by i2 to generate revenue by offering a tuition-based i2 program or foundations, corporation, or other philanthropic entities can sponsor a free i2 program targeting a specific location or student population. There are many long-term licensees of i2 curriculum throughout the country such the Castilleja School in Palo Alto, the Marymount School in New York and the Roxbury Latin School in Boston.
Recent tuition free programs have been sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceutical, MathWorks, and The Allyn Foundation, The US Department of Defense in Massachusetts, Maryland, and New York.
For information about licensing the i2 program and training your teachers as well as sponsoring a free summer program please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org