Project Profile

MyBEST: Mentored Youth Building Employable Skills in Technology

Description

The Science Museum of Minnesota’s youth-based ITEST program engages inner city teens in creating a learning community for STEM education through creative technology projects led by adult professionals in sciences and the arts. Through a three-year series and cycle of festivals, workshops, and presentations, 200 participating teenagers - with special emphasis on girls, youth of color, and economically disadvantaged youth - in grades 7–12 engage in hands-on design and construction workshops integrating familiar materials, computer technology, electronics, and engineering while developing relationships with one another, the program staff, and adult mentors.

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PROJECT DETAILS

Award Number
0323155
Project Duration
2003 - 2006
Category
Youth-Based
Organization(s)
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Project Work State
MN
Target Gradespan(s)
Middle school (6-8)
Project Setting(s)
Informal Education
Geographic Location(s)
Urban
Project Status
Expired
Additional Disciplines
Computer Science - general
Additional Target Participants
Students
Girls
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino