There is a national shortage of African American girls and Hispanics in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. M-PowerHouse of Greater Pittsburgh developed the Esteem STEAM all female initiative to enlighten and encourage underrepresented girls from K thru 12 to pursue STEAM careers. The Esteem STEAM program addresses social factors and sparks inquisitiveness in STEAM through University, College, Healthcare Institutions and Corporate Partnerships. A key factor is also mirroring emulating. This brings about a sense of pride to see professional women and others who challenge their critical-thinking process. M-PowerHouse recognizes hometown Sheroes and others who become that beacon of hope and turns dreams into reality and meet the future workforce needs of Allegheny County and surrounding areas.
As with retention, disparities in test scores start early, in kindergarten. Black students entering kindergarten for the first time score lower than their white counterparts in reading, mathematics, science, cognitive flexibility and approaches to learning — every category tested. The gaps persist throughout schooling, at fourth, eighth and 12th grades, according to a report from the Forum on Child and Family Statistics. On the SAT, black students had a mean score of 428 for critical reading and 428 for math, compared with mean scores for white students of 527 for critical reading and 536 for math.
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A Community Based Non-Profit Dedicated To Connecting Underserved Youth To S.T.E.A.M. Careers & Other Educational Opportunities
Learn how our multidisciplinary model and youth development program is consistently making strides to challenge young people's critical-thinking process by making healthy lifestyle decisions through our S.T.E.A.M. and life skills curriculum. We also invite you to review our subsidiary sister program Cradle 2 Careers.
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M-PowerHouse is a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting underserved youth to career and educational opportunities through life skill exploration, mentoring and hands-on experience, specifically in artificial intelligence, healthcare, engineering, and S.T.E.A.M. related fields.
To foster leadership and lifelong learning through S.T.E.A.M. careers and other educational opportunities which promote healthy lifestyle choices for youth.