Wednesday, September 25, 2013

US2020 City Competition

US2020 has set some incredible goals in moving the needle on getting more students interested in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).  Their mission is to "catalyze moments of discovery through increased interactions with passionate, caring adults from the STEM professions"

Their goal is to get companies to commit 20% of their employees doing 20 hours per year in 2020.

They are holding a US2020 City Competition to jump start the initiative as announced at the Clinton Global Initiative - they will select 3-5 cities to share in $1 million in resources based on their plans to significantly increase STEM mentoring for girls, low-income youth and students of color.

Probably shouldn't tout that too much as I am going to get the Dallas team rallied around this!