Morehouse School of Medicine Envisions MLK Jr.'s Dream with Youth S.T.E.A.M. Event
(8 days ago)
ATLANTA: Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and the Robert J. Brown Education Equity Foundation are co-sponsoring "Envision the Dream," a regional Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) Revolution on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. The event is being held in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and vision for high-quality and equitable education for all.
Nearly 300 5th-12th grade students from Atlanta's underserved communities are expected to attend the day's events, which include workshops on robotics, coding, film production, art therapy, music production and science. The workshop sessions will expose students to a variety of career paths in government, mental health, entertainment, and medicine. Students will also participate in alumni-led tours of the Atlanta University Center campuses.
"We shouldn't be asking young people, 'Are you going to college?' We should be asking them, 'Where are you going to college?' We need to tap into young minds that are bursting with creativity," says Sharon Rachel, MA, MPH, Deputy Director, Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity in MSM's Satcher Health Leadership Institute.
Organizational sponsors of the event include MSM's Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity, the Robert J. Brown Leadership Academies, Technology for the Future, the National Black and Latino Council, Gateway Construction Company, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Veteran's Affinity Group, 100 Black Men of North Metro, Inc., U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the "Dear Grief" Series with Dr. Chenee L. Gilbert, and the A.C.T.I.O.N. Network of Atlanta.