Keizer, Oregon – New STEM program focuses on equity, diversity.

Keizer, Oregon –

Equity Splash is a youth-focused non-profit organization with a charter aimed at “disassembling and disrupting structural racism in American society through the development and advocacy of leadership.” The group will launch a new science and culture youth program, the Zenzere Learning Center, at the Salem Clock Center on Saturday, July 2nd.

“Black students at Salem-Kaiser Public School are underestimated in high school science classes,” Dr. Satya Chandragiri, director of Salem-Kaiser School, said in a written statement to the media. .. “This low enrollment in high school classes is not unique to Salem-Kaiser, but is part of a larger national trend.”

The new Learning Center is designed to support young people with black, interracial, indigenous and other minority backgrounds. Participants can meet with the program’s volunteers to learn more about Equity Splash’s efforts to promote equitable results.

“This program activity is aimed at students from kindergarten to 8th grade and will include four sessions from July to September as part of this initial launch,” said Chandragiri. ..

Chandragiri said minority Americans are undervalued in various professional careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related professions, and the program engages in projects outside the school environment. By doing so, he said he would expose children with a minority background to the STEM topic.

“Students interact with professionals from different backgrounds working in these areas and are paired with mentors who check in to students about their interests and progress in school,” he said.

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