to do more.
Read their stories.
“Because we can.”
When asked about why they believe they can change the world, the participants all basically had the same response: “Because we can."
“STEM isn't just a boy thing.”
“I read somewhere that for every one girl that’s in a STEM career, there’s like five boys," said sixth grader Danielle Amos. "So to see that there are 50 girls who want to partake in this is just crazy.”
Hear their voices.
Students, teachers and advocates share what Verizon Innovative Learning has meant to them.
“The structure is essential, and it’s engaging. When the kids engage in the learning environment, they engage elsewhere.”
Marilyn Dieppa, Instructor, Florida International University
“That's what I see her getting from this [program]. She's getting that smart is cool; that smart can bring you places.”
Liz Lynch, Instructor, Patrick Henry Community College
“He became a leader instead of that kid in the classroom. Academically his grades shot up because he feels like he's accomplishing it on his own."
Jean Nicoleau, Chaperone and Teacher
"Verizon Innovative Learning takes student learning to another level."
Dimitres Pantelidis, Principal at P.S. 171
“With the students that were in the [program], I can see a world of difference. They're more confident and stepping up to the plate and taking on leadership positions.”
Helen Howell, Instructor