Founded in 2020, Youth Innovate aims to bring a creative and hands-on STEM education to students in grades 3 to 8 who do not normally get these opportunities at traditional schools. Furthermore, the program empowers young women to pursue STEM fields in order to address the current gender imbalance in engineering. The unique classes led by a high schooler in a fun, lively atmosphere emphasize innovation through project-based learning.
WHY YOUTH INNOVATE?
1. Fun and lively atmosphere led by a high school student
2. Hands-on projects with mailed materials in live classes
3. Unique STEM and design learning opportunities
ARTS & CRAFTS BECOMES STEM
As the students progress, the projects transition from arts & crafts projects integrated with STEM concepts to real world projects requiring engineering skills such as computer-aided design (CAD), programming, and Arduino electronics. This is an effective way to spark interests in pursuing a future degree in engineering.
About the Instructor:
Taliyah has experience in science, technology, engineering, and art through various projects, including having represented her school to present to the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, and the CEO of Oracle, Safra Catz. She hopes to share her knowledge through fun, exciting, hands-on classes that teach real technical skills used by an engineer and designer.
Spearhead Award: COVID Innovator
1st Place 2020 PixelHacks
U.S. Vice President Pence
CEO of Oracle Safra Catz