Cuyahoga Community College has received a $1.18 million grant from theNational Science Foundation to prepare Cleveland Metropolitan School District students for technological careers.
Tri-C’s Youth Technology Center will administer the grant for SAY-YES!, the STEM Academy for Youth featuring Youth Essential Skills.
The three-year project, which began this month, focuses on high-risk, underrepresented high school students. They will be enrolled in college-level courses and after-school activities, including math and robot programming. Mentors will help them with courses and advise them on how to continue on to a two- or four-year degree in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
High school teachers will receive technical training in teaching STEM courses, Tri-C said.