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Innovative Partnership Boosts STEM Education for Underserved Kids in Pittsburgh Area

BySamantha Jones

Mar 25, 2024
Penn Hills receives STEjsonberative education through Citizen Science Lab and YBMKQ Partnership.

The Young Black Motivated Kings and Queens organization in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania has partnered with the Citizens Science Lab for a five-year initiative to provide STEAM education to dozens of kids from underserved communities. Dr. Andre Samuel, founder of the Citizens Science Lab, led an experiment to highlight the activities that the young people will participate in five days a week at the community center.

The focus of this partnership is to increase the number of Black scientists in underserved communities, as only less than 5% of PhDs in biological and life sciences are held by African Americans nationally. The Young Black Motivated Kings and Queens organization offers after-school programming and summer camps for kids in elementary through high school at affordable rates for families. Currently, they serve around 60 kids every day after school with science programs.

Families interested in learning more about how their children can join the after-school or summer programs can visit YBMKQ for additional information. This partnership aims to provide opportunities for young people from underserved communities to pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and become future leaders in these fields.

By Samantha Jones

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