The First Star National STEAM Academy aims to increase teenage foster youth engagement in STEAM careers with a series of interactive “Tech Talks” led by prominent STEAM professionals, as well as the expansion of technology in driving learning opportunities for foster youth. These virtual live talks will be grounded in social justice. It is not lost on us that we are experiencing a renewed focus on civil rights. The talks will be curated to include professionals who have similar life experiences and/or backgrounds to our foster youth. This unique approach will assist with validating and affirming each youths’ experiences and empower each one to reach for the impossible.  

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STEAM Academy

by First Star, Inc.


The First Star National STEAM Academy aims to increase teenage foster youth engagement in STEAM careers with a series of interactive “Tech Talks” led by prominent STEAM professionals, as well as the expansion of technology in driving learning opportunities for foster youth. These virtual live talks will be grounded in social justice. It is not lost on us that we are experiencing a renewed focus on civil rights. The talks will be curated to include professionals who have similar life experiences and/or backgrounds to our foster youth. This unique approach will assist with validating and affirming each youths’ experiences and empower each one to reach for the impossible.