Through our "Kids in the Middle" High School STEM pilot program focused on building up young people through mentoring and coaching, we connect with like-minded individuals and partners to support youth from under-resourced families who are directly affected by violence while still demonstrating an interest in STEM. The goal is to remove the barriers to a successful future and have these kids live more balanced, fulfilling, and purpose-driven lives.
In 2019, the poverty rate for Blacks and Hispanics reached historic lows in their poverty rates in 2019; for Blacks, it was 18.8%; for Hispanics, it was 15.7%; the Asian poverty rate of 7.3% was also the lowest on record. However, except for the similarity between rates of Poverty for Asian Americans and Caucasian Americans, when compared to Hispanics and Blacks the rates are still 8.4%-11.5% higher than for Non-Hispanic Whites.
We will offer skilled coaching and mentoring to young at-risk youth who live in hostile urban environments, who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM.
Benefits of Mentoring for Young People Increased high school graduation rates and significantly lower high school dropout rates. Healthier relationships with their family members and peers, as well as better lifestyle choices. Better attitude about school and future career possibilities. Noticeably higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations. Enhanced self-esteem, self-confidence and emotional intelligence.
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