TechBrick Public Service: LET'S GO Boys and Girls
TechBrick has been involved in advising a new national STEM curriculum offering. This is a hugely exciting program. Please read below and visit the LGBG website to learn more. If you attend or have a Boys & Girls Club or YMCA in your town that would like to introduce a successful STEM program Dr. Corky Graham would like to talk to you.
To enable out-of-school organizations, especially those focused on the underserved, to deliver fun, hands-on STEM education activities to grow the number of students entering technical career pathways.
Our county is facing a significant shortage of scientists, engineers and mathematicians. Over 20% of the current professionals in technical fields will be retiring in the next 10 years. Today 50% of our scientists were born in foreign countries. But this will not be the case in the future as foreign born students attending our technical universities are returning to their home countries in far greater numbers. We need more American born students entering our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) educational pipeline.
About LET'S GO Boys and Girls
LETíS GO is a new program that will inspire and support boys and girls to become professionals in technology fields so vital to our county. Women and minorities are under represented in technical professions. For this reason, we are focusing our attention on girls and boys with minority backgrounds from low income, under-served communities. These children are not receiving the encouragement and the guidance to help them become STEM professionals. LETíS GO Boys and Girls! With our help, you can do it!
The LETíS GO program is up and running at the five Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County through generous sponsorship of five companies and a team of staff and volunteers. We are ready to help others replicate elements of our LETíS GO program in your Boys & Girls Club or other venues. We are not standing still. We need more sponsors and more volunteers to make the LETíS GO program a go.
We need you to study hard, go to college and become a professional in the exciting fields of technology. LETíS GO (Leadership, Engineering, Technology, Science Generating Opportunities) is the right program for you. LETíS check it out!