Our Impact In The Community
See what One World is currently doing to educate students and their community about STEAM in Northern Virginia. Here you will find our camps, fundraising initiatives, and other events we participate in.
A STEAM education provides students with a more well rounded knowledge base. A recent study funded by the National Endowment for the Arts found that an appreciation for the arts and science coming from a STEAM education approach actually translated into a more accurate pathway to college. STEAM learning should not be overlooked by STEM and should be implemented in all classrooms around the globe.
Summer STEAM Experience
It is imperative that we address STEM exposure at the elementary level in order to inspire students to continue in STEAM for their future careers. This experience provides 4th and 5th graders with an engaging environment where they are exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math principles. The camp’s objective is to inspire students to consider future careers and learning opportunities in STEAM. One World will raise the funds necessary to cover all costs so that the camp is completely free to families. The Summer STEAM experience has been executed for the first time at Neabsco Elementary School. To learn more about the camp event at Neabsco Elementary School and its respective curriculum, please visit our News and Events page. If you would like to host a camp at your school or in your community, let us know!
These are some of our current curriculum offerings for workshops. If your school, community, or or organization would like to host a workshop(s), let us know!
This is a great opportunity for students of all ages to get help on their math and problem solving techniques or learn about more advanced mathematical topics.
Hands-on activities are an educational way for students to experience the fascinating laws of science. Activities
include conducting chemical reactions and carrying out dissections.
Beginner Coding Lessons
This is our basic coding course that introduces students to a programming language and teaches them how technologies today use code to work.
This program aims to teach students how to use the process of engineering design to construct robots, towers, buildings, etc. This also emphasizes trial and error.
The Creative Artistic Mind
This program develops a student's artistic side and examines how real world problems can be tackled with the STEAM. Activities can include musical programming and the chemistry behind cooking.
Host A Workshop At Your School
Email One World with a proposal for a workshop(s) at your school/location along with the benefits that this will serve in your community. In addition, please provide as much logistical information as possible.
We will get back to you and let you know if the program is feasible at that time given other commitments.
We bring our team to your location on reserved dates and work with students on desired curriculum offering(s).
Tackling the "T"
Our Local Technology Initiative
A pandemic doesn’t stop us! Due to COVID-19, our plans to offer free summer STEAM camps came to an abrupt halt. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by our community, we reached out and connected with Neabsco Elementary, a Title 1 school in Prince William County, to see how we could use STEAM to help out. Mr. Tsang, who had worked with us last year to launch our first free STEAM camp, explained his technology needs as all schools were ushered into virtual learning. With our own fundraising efforts and local small business support we supplied the Neabsco Elementary students with 20 new laptops. In addition, we partnered with another student organization, Free and Accessible Technology Initiative (FATI), to donate refurbished desk top and lap top computers.
Our volunteers also helped the school in their laptop and school supplies distribution drive-through. The families were so appreciative of this help as they prepared for virtual learning.
Technology Access In India
One World has realized that while issues are present locally, issues also preside globally. Some of the One World's board members recently visited an underprivileged all girls school in Chennai, India. We were shocked to see that the students had no access to technology. So far, we have recieved many donations and have implemented new technological resources; however we are always looking to provide them with more laptops, smart boards, and projection systems, but we need your help to fund this initiative!
Mentoring with the "M"
Math and STEM Enrichment in Ecuador
Thirty-one percent of adolescent women in Ecuador do not graduate from secondary school. In indigenous populations, this number is even higher and stands at 44 percent. On the PISA exam
girls in Ecuador scored 27% lower in terms of math and science proficiency, compared to their male peers. The problems tend to affect women and girls in rural areas more than those who live
in urban areas. There are several nongovernment initiatives working to improve conditions for girls in Ecuador and Teachers2Teachers Global (T2T Global) is one of them. Their mission is “to build quality math education programs through collaborative partnerships that drive greater
One World recently invested, using funds collected from donors and sponsors, $1000 for the betterment of students under the T2T mission. Our donation will provide one expert-led, pre-club coaching program for all teacher leaders at one school in the area. In addition, we plan to collaborate with the program on future projects.