Rosa Aristy saw children from her community were underrepresented in #STEM fields. Her response? “I’m going to do something about this.”
“Why do we have to know this?” Kids ask, and Wise Young Builders (WYB) answers. Its program isn’t about creating carpenters. It’s about developing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and exposing kids to a wide world of careers.
“For students who may already be behind their peers, the coaching and resources we offer have helped families ensure that the gap for these kids hasn’t widened further during the pandemic.” – Isis Spann, Founder of Kindergarten Kounts and FUNdamentals of Learning.
“This is an iconic moment for families. If schools won’t reinvent education, we have to reinvent it ourselves. And our goal at Engaged Detroit is to make sure families have the tools, so that choice is in their hands, because ultimately every parent wants their kid to be successful, successful and happy” – founder Bernita Bradley
When the pandemic struck, local leaders in North Las Vegas teamed up with national experts to create a first of its kind public-private microschool. The model is working so well that talks are now underway to ensure the Southern Nevada Urban Microschool Academy (SNUMA) continues as an option for North Las Vegas families even after the pandemic ends.
Learn more about SNUMA: Their story