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Partnership Between Citizens Science Lab and Young Black Motivated Kings and Queens: Empowering Underserved Youth to Pursue STEM Careers

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Penn Hills receives STEjsonberative education through Citizen Science Lab and YBMKQ Partnership.

The Citizens Science Lab and the Young Black Motivated Kings and Queens organization have teamed up for a five-year partnership that aims to provide STEAM education to dozens of kids in Penn Hills. Dr. Andre Samuel, founder of the Citizens Science Lab, led an experiment to showcase the activities that the young people will participate in five days a week at the community center.

The focus of this partnership is to increase the number of Black scientists in underserved communities, as only less than 5% of PhDs in biological and life sciences are held by African Americans nationally. The Young Black Motivated Kings and Queens organization offers after-school programming and summer camps for kids in elementary through high school at affordable rates for families.

Families interested in learning more about how their children can join the after-school or summer programs can visit YBMKQ for additional information. With this partnership, kids from these communities will have access to hands-on science experiments, workshops, and mentorship opportunities that will inspire them to pursue careers in STEM fields.

By Samantha Nguyen

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