The Overtown Youth Center is introducing a new STEM curriculum to its summer program, aimed at underserved kids. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.
Aerospace company AAR funded the $350,000 program.
In a recent study, The National Science Board found while diversity in the science and engineering fields has improved, African Americans, Hispanics and women remain underrepresented in the workforce.
Tina Brown, who runs the center, says that’s why they’re introducing this program to the kids this summer.