Study after study on educational opportunity tends to reinforce one underlying theme – the education system in America needs significant improvement. The debate commences when one attempts to solve how and where to improve it.
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Currently, the majority of locals in South Florida are employed in hospitality careers which are relatively low paying, hence our poor ranking in median income.
STEM careers are the highest paying of any industry – but STEM subjects are the most expensive to teach, with the practical side being the first to go in times of austerity. Here at the Manifezt Foundation, we supplement what kids are learning in school with hands-on, project based workshops designed to engage children, using volunteers from local universities.
In public schools, unfortunately, due to the lack of funding, there has been a reduction in the hands-on elements of STEM subjects leaving students without the fun side of them. Here at Manifezt, we supplement what they are learning in school with a project-based curriculum designed to capture their interest and show them the various career options available in STEM.
We implement our workshops at community centers, libraries, and schools across South Florida using volunteers from local universities. Since our ultimate goal is to create a highly skilled, socially conscious STEM workforce here in South Florida to drive local innovation and attract top companies from across the nation, we also provide our volunteers access to local STEM career opportunities through our exclusive job board.
Over time, the data we are collecting and analyzing will be used to influence education policy across the nation by exhibiting the importance of hands-on learning in STEM curriculums.
Rome was not built in a day, and turning South Beach into Silicon Beach will be no different. As a nonprofit organization, we cannot implement change without people that identify with our mission supporting our cause.
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Science in the City
Often times, lecture based learning fails to establish a connection between the student and the material which contributes to the dwindling interests in STEM fields. Our new “Science in the City” initiative teaches advanced STEM concepts through fun, hands on experiments designed to ignite the inherent curiosity in every child.
Youth STEM Program
Extensive hands-on stem education program for children 8-18 infused with experiments tailored to spark their interest in STEM, so we can transition into showing them the potential careers in those areas. Through Manifezt Foundation’s Youth STEM Program, our volunteers expose participants to high level Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math projects that will inspire some of tomorrow’s greatest innovators
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