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New mentoring program helps students STEMUp

3 years 11 months 2 days ago Wednesday, November 19 2014 Nov 19, 2014 November 19, 2014 6:24 AM November 19, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of students have the chance to be part of a program that helps them with science, technology, engineering and math. Janet Pace with the Foundation for EBRSS and Nancy Stich from Capital one stopped by 2une In to tell you how you can help them STEMUp.

The program is funded by $100,000 from Capital One's Investing for good program. It's designed to mentor middle students who are interested in STEM career paths.

"We're targeting middle school students to help them create an identity so by the time they get to high school they're taking the right science and math courses that are going to get them to an end game," Pace told 2une In's Kylie Dixon.

Louisiana is expected to need 69,000 STEM jobs by 2018, including 35,000 in the Baton Rouge region alone.

"STEMUp Baton Rouge engages mentors from the business industry," Pace explains. "They'll be using a great national curriculum called "Engineering Everywhere" that will help them sustain growth through lessons and projects throughout each semester."

STEMUp is currently looking for people to volunteer to be mentors. They're hosting the first informational Friday at 9 a.m. at the Main Library.

Watch the video for more information or visit the Capital Area United Way website for more information.


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