Pam Baker has worked as a Site Coordinator with EMU Bright Futures since 2014. She previously taught third grade and ESL (English as a Second Language) at public elementary schools. She has served two terms of national service with AmeriCorps, leading service-learning projects for youth in Arizona, and teaching outdoor education with children in Maine. She earned her B.A. in History and her M.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Y.I.E.S. Bright Futures program serves students in second through fifth grade. During Bright Futures, students have the opportunity to choose from various enrichment activities such as arts, sports, dance, engineering, and more. We also offer homework and reading support. Community partners include the YMCA, Girl Scouts, the Ypsilanti District Library, and Washtenaw Parks and Recreation Department. All of our activities are designed to promote teamwork, empathy, and social-emotional learning.