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Verizon Innovative Learning for Minority Males

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Academic Level:
K-8 Students

Tuskegee University is partnering with Verizon for an entrepreneurship and tech innovation program for minority males in Alabama as part of their Verizon Innovative Learning Program. This Verizon Innovative Learning Program is a two-year program that is the first-of its-kind to give minority boys in middle school access to high-level technology and entrepreneurship skills. The program includes hands-on, interactive instruction and mentors. The program takes on a two prong approach, kicking off with a three week summer program where students participate in all-day technology classes on college campuses. Throughout the school year students meet with mentors for academic support.

Minority males are severely underrepresented in STEM fields and are less likely than Caucasian peers to graduate from high school on time and pursue college. In recent years much more attention has been paid to empowering girls in these subject areas, but very few programs exist that specifically work with boys to spark their interests in STEM disciplines. Verizon identified this need and created a new program to focus specifically on minority middle school boys, giving them an opportunity for a bright future in these high demand fields.

Participating Institution(s):
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Tuskegee University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
STEM Fields

STEM Education
Under-Represented Minorities

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