EAST is all about project-based learning and community service; EAST students use cutting-edge technology to solve problems they identify in their communities. Often the students provide services not otherwise available in the community. Approximately 200 EAST programs across Arkansas and the country serve as valuable resources for their schools and communities.
In addition to ongoing projects and newly identified project needs, each year EAST programs band together to complete projects focused on a specific theme. The EAST National Service Focus 2011-2012 is Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy.