On November 19th, 2016, I attended the first annual Imagine Science STEM Showcase at the UNO Fieldhouse. I had so much fun. There were ten other Imagine Science after-school clubs that also displayed and explained their projects for the judges. It was a so much fun to eat the treats with my friends from school, see each team’s t-shirts, present my project, participate in the Mannequin activity, and listen for Ms. Liz to call my name for a door prize ticket (which I won free movie tickets). In the end it was such an exciting day and it was cool to find out who the BIG winners of the projects were and what prizes they picked. They had so many cool choices!
Even better, as we were headed to our buses we got an Imagine backpack full of stuff! I can’t wait for next year!
We believe in America’s young people and we believe our success — in our communities and as a nation — is dependent upon our ability to inspire the next generation of problem solvers. Imagine Science is backed by a coalition of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girls Inc., the National 4-H Council and the YMCA of the USA and collectively we serve 18 million youth each year in every state in the nation and U.S. territories.
By 2020, we will inspire millions of under- and un-served youth to engage in STEM learning opportunities never before offered to them. Together we see a way forward.