As the world struggles out of an economic slump, the U.S. looks for ways to create more jobs and increase industry on our home soil.

To do this, we need to start thinking about how to prepare young people
to lead the way in science and technology in the future—and in particular, to start inspiring and engaging the youth who sit on the sidelines, under-resourced and in
the dark about how they can be a
part of the STEM workforce.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Broad Institute Auditorium
5 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA


At the head of this charge are out-of-school time programs, where at-risk children and youth gather for thousands of hours before they leave high school.

East End House in conjunction with the Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge's Agenda for Children, and Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency (PEAR), a program of Harvard University and McLean Hospital, presents this timely and important event.

Building upon last year's "Beyond Superman" roundtable, this discussion will bring together specialists in the fields of education, science, and workforce development to share the latest research and new ideas.

From 6:00-6:30, children and youth from Cambridge out-of-school time programs will present some examples of their science work. At 6:30 a facilitated community conversation will explore how we can collaborate to inspire the next generation, growing scientists where none existed before.

Kindly RSVP by April 20th at growingscience.eventbrite.com

For more information, call (617) 876-4444