Free Immersive STEM Program for Students in Grades 6 - 8

Free Immersive STEM Program for Students in Grades 6 - 8

Empowering young students with STEM and entrepreneurship skills to help build future success Fab Lab ICC at Independence Community College is partnering with Verizon and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) to offer a free, project-based STEM learning program, Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers, for middle school students starting on July 11.

Verizon launched the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program to empower middle school students in under-resourced communities to explore STEM subjects, learn problem-solving skills and gain exposure to career opportunities in technology fields. Participating students will receive mentorship, access to next-gen technology and hands-on training. The initiative provides engaging programming where sixth to eighth-grade students can learn design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality, and social entrepreneurship.

Designed to create a more diverse pipeline for future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields; no prior knowledge or experience is required.

Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers helps to address critical roadblocks to pursuing STEM-related degrees, including disparities in access to high-quality STEM educational resources, lack of role models, and a shortage of highly trained, minority STEM educators. This program increases opportunities for females and students of color populations often underrepresented in STEM fields. Additionally, the project-based

learning opportunities are connected to real-world challenges and invite STEM learning, career exploration, and personal development.

This program begins with a three-week in-person session this summer from July 11 to July 29, 2022, and an in-person full-day workshop at Independence Community College in the fall and in the spring. Food and transportation for participating students will be provided!

Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers is part of the company’s education initiative that helps to address barriers to digital inclusion under Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan to help move the world forward for all.

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