It seems the only time we talk publicly about the contributions of African-Americans is during Black History Month. My concern is
are we engaging children in the conversation?
I recently discovered a fun and exciting way to do just that! It’s called the Black Inventors Showcase. It’s a traveling exhibit that showcases over 100 inventors — that every child should know about. Why? The work of these inventors will inspire young people to broaden their career interests by focusing their potential to achieve in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM — our favorite topic of discussion).
Yes – you can help make Black History Month exciting for kids! How? Consider bringing the Black Investors Showcase to your community .
When given the resources and the opportunity our children will do great things! Case in point — 7-year-old Zora Ball. Kudo’s to Harambee Institute of Science and Technology for the work they’re doing.
Youngest person to develop a mobile app
There are still doubters out there who don’t believe African-American children can master STEM. Initially the judges questioned whether Zora created the app on her own! She showed them! That’s what we must do also! Let’s support and advocate for more STEM schools and after-school programs in our communities. These are the type of investments that will produce great returns for our community — like Zora!
The jobs of the future will go to children who have a STEM education!
The lack of STEM proficiency is a crisis in the U.S! Our students finished 25th in math and 17th in science in the ranking of 31 countries – according to the Organization for Economic Coordination and Development (OECD).
Are you getting your child or students ready? There are several exciting initiatives underway to get ‘all’ of American’s children engaged. Check out what President Obama has already put into play!
Just for the record, are you really on top of what’s happening in the new technology world our kids live in? Take the poll (be honest)?
Let’s get the conversation started. I created this blog to explore innovative ideas and share new resources that can help African-American children reach their full potential. We’re a technology-based company (developing apps for children is what we do). Consequently, we’ll be discussing how technology impacts our kids.
Just for the record; I’m not a techie! My passion is the creative aspects of developing apps for kids. I like to let the ‘inner-child’ come out to play! But we all must acknowledge that technology is a big part of everyone’s life. Kids today know more about technology than their parents do! Technology is powerful … it’s not just for fun and games. Let’s start dialoguing about how our kids can use these new tools to succeed in this new ‘tech’ world. Looking forward to dialoguing with you!