2nd Annual Youth STEM Conference
Friday, June 28, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
Mentoring Families and Kids, in conjunction with the National Society of Black Engineers, University of North Florida, and the Jacksonville Urban League Young Professionals, is pleased to invite you and your students to participate in the 2nd Annual First Coast Youth STEM Conference on Friday, June 28th from 9:30am - 3:30pm.
Despite the current economy, individuals with careers in science, technology, engineering or math are in high demand around the globe. The First Coast Youth STEM Conference helps to expose minority students to the concepts and fundamentals associated with these fields. This summer workshop uses dynamic presenters and interactive team building exercises such as Rubik’s Cubes, Robotics, and more to introduce middle and high school children to the careers of STEM. The skills delivered from this workshop will also prepare students to embark on training for STEM competitions. Organizations will have the opportunity to establish team advisors to meet with bi-weekly during the school year. Students will also be have the opportunity to attend city-wide STEM practice and training meetings on a monthly basis.
Mentoring Families and Kids, Inc, (MFK) is a 501 c3 organization that was founded in 2005. The organization focuses on educational support for underrepresented students from K-12 & adults, parent involvement, exposure to engineering and science, adult education & job training development and on-the-job training for adults. The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE is a 501(C)(3) non-profit association dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals.
If you are interested in getting your students involved, have additional questions or would like to be a volunteer, feel free to contact us.