May 27, 2014 - Through its Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) initiative, Time Warner Cable (TWC) invited two Club kids, Jayda Collazo, 12, of the Bronx, N.Y., and Eddie Cuba, 11, of Paterson, N.J. to attend the White House Science Fair as representatives of the 1 million young people who have become interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) because of CAMM. Hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the White House Science Fair is part of President Obama’s "Educate to Innovate" campaign, which is designed to move American students from the middle to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade.
Collazo and Cuba are members of The Children's Aid Society - Dunlevy Milbank Boys & Girls Club and Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic, respectively. Both youth participate in Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) STEM program, which is supported by TWC. The DIY STEM program engages Club youth ages 10 to 18 in the "science of every day," including three thematic unites focused on energy and electricity, engineering design, and food chemistry, over an eight-week period.
CAMM is TWC's five-year philanthropic commitment to connect young people to the wonders of STEM. Launched in conjunction with President Obama’s "Educate to Innovate" campaign in 2009, CAMM inspires student to develop the STEM skills needed to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Announced at the White House Science Fair, TWC reached its goal of connecting 1 million young people, including Boys & Girls Club youth, to hands-on STEM learning opportunities and resources. For more information about CAMM, click here.
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