We Need to Give Low-Income Kids a Chance at High-Tech Futures, and After-School Programs Can Help

We Need to Give Low-Income Kids a Chance at High-Tech Futures, and After-School Programs Can Help

We Need to Give Low-Income Kids a Chance at High-Tech Futures, and After-School Programs Can Help

(Education Post, 8/28/17)

STEM education—science, technology, engineering, and math—has become a national priority. STEM jobs are among the fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs in America, and nearly 80 percent of all new jobs created nationwide over the next decade will require STEM skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, perseverance and experimentation.

After-school and summer learning programs are an important place for our nation’s youth to gain these skills, especially youth from low-income households and girls, who have too often been left out of the STEM economy.

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