STEM Xtreme with TRiO Upward Bound

Greenville, SC – September 9, 2017 – YouthLink STEM Academy has established STEM Education initiatives to increase the roles of women and minorities in STEM-related fields.

“Code the World” was the focus on Saturday September 9th for the YouthLink STEM Xtreme Saturdays event at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC. Area Greenville high school students in grades 9-12 within the TRIO Upward Bound Program were given the opportunity to participate in a Sphero SPRK+ Robotics class.Within the class each student was given the opportunity to overcome a series of challenges by engineering the Sphero SPRK+ robot by fine-tuning coding instructions, testing, and implementing to successfully complete an obstacle course.

Luis Gabriel a ninth grader from Carolina High School stated, “The class was exciting and fun. I enjoyed the competitiveness and excitement from being the first to complete the obstacle course.” Many of the students expressed their interest in coding, and were elated to participate in an activity that enable them to do so.

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About YouthLink

YouthLink is empowering youth in South Carolina by engaging them in programs designed to build and enhance their roles as active and responsible citizens within their communities. Programs include a STEM Academy, an intuitive approach to modern education relying on a new and revolutionary approach that brings the social, educational, work and global components together with an emphasis on STEM; Leadership Academy aimed at developing students to be true leaders and empowering them to inspire the same in others; Strategies for Success, a workshop that gives young people a set of proven tools to deal successfully with real life experiences.

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