SySTEM REAL is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and adventure-based Service-Learning program designed to increase academic performance among a population of at risk 3-12 grade students. The program uses design thinking and project teams to creatively brainstorm ways to address real community based problems. Projects will be developed by members in collaboration with students and teachers such that each project will be individualized to meet the needs of the diverse group of learners in each project team. Full-time members will be instrumental in spearheading the integration of new Maine Youth Court restorative practices. Adventure therapy is also a staple of our programming. The options are endless at our school. Whether it be culinary programming, surfing, or building robotic arms - our members are encouraged to bring their passions!