Legacy STEM Project at Manchester Youth Center

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The Legacy STEM Project held its Hands on Explore program at the Manchester Youth Development Center.

PREPARING FOR BIG TEST—Tamir Frank, 15, Fatimah Adisa, 16, Jordan Brooks, 16, and Marna Owens, 16, preparing for the math time test with Pitt student Rachel Strother, 19.

PREPARING FOR BIG TEST—Tamir Frank, 15, Fatimah Adisa, 16, Jordan Brooks, 16, and Marna Owens, 16, preparing for the math time test with Pitt student Rachel Strother, 19.

Legacy is started it’s fourth year of engaging African-American young people in math and science through hands on STEM activities, mentoring and parental engagement.

PARENTIAL GUIDANCE—Bryan Burgess assists his son Vanagan, 3, with creating a boat made of aluminum foil, while his wife, Valerie, assists their daughter, Aubryn.

PARENTIAL GUIDANCE—Bryan Burgess assists his son Vanagan, 3, with creating a boat made of aluminum foil, while his wife, Valerie, assists their daughter, Aubryn.

Legacy is a year round program provided as a support to our children.  The Explore activity was the first hands-on activity this school year and is open to students in 3rd-8th grades.

TESTING—Isabella Grayson tests her water proofing experiment.

TESTING—Isabella Grayson tests her water proofing experiment.

In addition, there are 21 Legacy students grades K-12 who are currently practicing and preparing to compete in math, science, robotics and engineering at the National Society of Black Engineers Region 2 conference in Charlotte, N.C., in November.

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