Underrepresented Youth See Science as Ticket Up
A.J. Freeman and Chenoa Hailey, two African-American high school students from Binghamton, New York, discuss their love of astronomy and engineering and their plans to use science as a ticket up. Chenoa and A.J. describe their dreams for the future, which they hope to attain through science education at the college level and beyond. Through hard work, determination, and exposure to science from participation in the Binghamton University Citizen U youth development program, underrepresented youth like A.J. and Chenoa uncover opportunities leading to good jobs and a rewarding future.