It was an opportunity of a lifetime ....
“Under 10% of urban males” possess careers related to STEM, and the program’s goal is to alter this statistic by providing educational opportunities to help close these gaps. The program consists of three main categories to focus on an overall positive lifestyle, which includes STEM, Health & Wellness, and Professional Development.
Additionally, the program is curriculum based and offers access and exposure to the following: Professional Volunteers who hold careers in STEM - STEM Problem Solving & Application Skills - Tactile Learning - STEM Career Investigation - Financial Literacy - STEM Company Tours - Portfolio Building - Presentation Skills - Community Service - Collegiate STEM Pathway Investigation - Team Building Skills – Scholarships - Good Health and Wellness Awareness - STEM Job Shadowing - STEM Internships - Professional Skills – and an Incentive Based Program.
The Pathway to Success Program was originally designed for urban males entering 9th grade, and targets underrepresented and under served males in the Dallas, Texas area. Providing exposure to careers in STEM, extensions in learning STEM, and emphasizing the importance of becoming a healthy professional is essential. More time and resources are needed to develop the untapped potential in the youth urban male, propelling them to become innovators and leaders in STEM.