The Gateways Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) offers Evergreen students the opportunity to work one-on-one with incarcerated young men at Green Hill, a medium/maximum-security institution. Weekly learning will be guided by the theory and practice of popular education, and subjects covered will vary based on the educational interests of both Evergreen students and incarcerated students.
This course is ideal for students who participated in the 12-13 Gateways program, who are seeking admission to the 13-14 Gateways program, or who have worked with AMP in the past. Students who have not worked with Gateways programs should contact the instructor, who will facilitate their orientation to AMP.
Students may register for either 4 or 8 credits, but must commit to attending all 5 weeks out of respect for the high stakes work of building relationships with the incarcerated young men. If registered for 4 credits, students will visit Green Hill one day a week; if for 8 credits, students will visit Green Hill two days a week and/or complete additional research/curriculum design projects.