The Upper Missouri River breaks National Monument resides in some of the poorest counties in the State. As a result of this, opportunities for youth can be limited. The Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument are uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between disadvantaged children and Monument Resources.
The Friends have engaged an AmeriCorps VISTA Member for the 2017 year. Sarah Harker, through a collaborative approach with area schools and communities, will build STEM curriculums that get area kids out on the Monument. The first step in this project is visiting area schools to identify needs and opportunities. Once we have this information, the Friends will move forward with curriculum development. The Friends will engage BLM specialists and area community resources to lend their expertise to make our programs the best they can be.
To learn more about what Sarah is doing, visit her blog: