The Quito Project works to minimize the achievement gap for students in low opportunity areas through education

As a multidisciplinary organization, The Quito Project (TQP) has students and faculty from schools across the University of Michigan, including Medicine, Public Health, Education, and Literature Sciences & Arts. Since its formation in 2004, TQP has evolved to support projects in the realm of public health, social work, and education for 8,000 community members of San Martin and San Blas in Quito, Ecuador. 

TQP provides summer tutoring programs in math, reading comprehension, English, and leadership to primary school students in Quito, Ecuador.  TQP's education component is a student initiative from the University of Michigan and Universidad de San Francisco de Quito that works to minimize the achievement gap in low income zones by working with local communities and promoting global collaborations through education. 

The Quito Project is currently partnering with Escuela Particular Monte Carmelo, a school in the northern region of Quito that follows the Montessori Method of education, to carry out its summer educational program. Approximately 60 students from the neighboring community ages 5 to 12 are provided engaging educational activities and two meals at the summer camp, which is entirely free of charge and organized by undergraduate students from the University of Michigan and La Universidad San Francisco de Quito. The curriculum is student-developed by the undergraduates with support from mentor faculty members and emphasizes the strengthening students' understanding of core academic subjects in reading, writing, mathematics and the sciences while encouraging creative expression and exploration, elevating the importance of academic performance, and boosting in-class self-confidence. The summer program runs from July to early August each summer. 

Students and faculty from the University of Michigan and La Universidad San Francisco de Quito during the Summer 2017 project in Quito.



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