MAKING CHANGE THROUGH STEM
Having seen the effects of crime, gangs, and drugs can have on a community, Kevin Akers and Victor Del Carpio sought to see how they could change this. They envisioned a future where any child can be the scientist, doctor, or engineer that they aspired to be, regardless of the socioeconomic status they were born into. Two years later, hundreds of children from impoverished neighborhoods have been introduced to novel STEM concepts. More importantly, however, long lasting mentorships have been created to allow children to succeed.