Los Angeles, CA | 18
2012 Award Recipient
As an outgrowth of the Jewish values of education and tzedaka (helping others) that he learned at home, Adam Weinstein was moved to start Archimedes Learning, a not-for-profit to encourage and stimulate an enthusiasm for math and science in school-aged children. The program provides low-income children in Los Angeles public schools with hands-on, creative, and fun math and science-focused activities. His after-school lessons include creating a submarine out of a water bottle to learn about buoyancy; using paper cups tied together with string to explore how sound travels; and counting M&Ms to understand ratios. Adam’s out-of-the-box thinking has helped students become passionate about subjects that are vital to America’s economic and technological advancement.
Archimedes Learning encourages and stimulates an enthusiasm for the study of math and science in Los Angeles-area school-aged children through after school engagement and enrichment.