Brainy Quote of the Day

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Way of the Bluegrass...

Brian Carter knows how important it is for his son, Adante, to get a good education. Half of Kentucky’s African American males score below the basic level in math, and he doesn’t want Adante to be one of those. To provide a challenging environment and prepare Adante for a rewarding career later in life, Brian enrolled him in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy.

United Way of the Bluegrass partnered with First Bracktown Inc., University of Kentucky, Fayette County Public Schools and the JP Morgan Chase Foundation to create the STEM Academy. Adante and 39 other middle school males attend weekly out-of-school programming with STEM focused activities.

And, it’s working. Seventy percent of STEM Academy students have improved their overall grades. These amazing results prove all children can succeed in school.

“Any program that supports the future of our children is important,” says Brian. “Having a program like this is beneficial to both the kids and society as a whole.”

"These first years set the stage not just for school, but for life."

Site: STEM Academy | United Way of the Bluegrass

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