Our wish is to have community businesses, nonprofits, and organizations provide hands-on demonstrations for youth that inspires them to consider STEM careers and also to gain greater interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math subjects at school to help them succeed in school.
On Global Youth Service Day, April 16, 2016 we will have the first-ever county STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) festival. The festival will have 24 booths consisting of area businesses, nonprofits, and organizations that will demonstrate through hands-on activities to children, the importance of STEM in their everyday lives. We will also have a stage with speakers throughout the event. We will partner with county leaders, libraries, schools, the County History Museum, and the Redwood City Parks and Recreation Department to engage as many youth volunteers as possible, show the community of organizations available to support community efforts, and to educate families about the importance of environmental and educational efforts to improve our community. Through the engaging speakers and activities, we will encourage children's interest in STEM-related subjects at school and increase their interest in pursuing STEM careers, lowering the gap in STEM career achievement for our large Hispanic community.