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The need for high-quality learning opportunities is prevalent everywhere. Technology and media companies consistently need an educated workforce with strong cognitive capacities and digital skills. They need contributors who have both technical skills and knowledge of science, technology, mathematics, engineering, and design. And they need creative thinkers who can help develop new ideas and invent solutions to future challenges.

The Wendell Scott Foundations response to this challenge, the program “Steer Into STEM’ was established in efforts to create high-quality, engaging STEM learning opportunities for youth who live in the Dan River Region.

The Steer into STEM program offers STEM exploration activities such as Racing simulators, AR, VR, Robotics, 3D Printing and Computer Programming, field trips, tours of local STEM facilities such as NASCAR Hall of Fame to name a few, as well as career preparation and counseling tools.

The students meet bi-weekly during the school year and one week in the summer, with transportation being provided by the Wendell Scott Foundation.

The Steer into STEM program culminates in a semi-formal celebratory and presentation dinner. Participants will learn that when one strives for excellence and remains persistent, obstacles can be removed to achieve success.

Steer Into Stem

Camp Cultivation is a unique residential overnight learning experience for bright, forward-thinking high school students who will evolve into a generation of leaders, innovators, engineers, and scientists.

Students will learn by engaging in hands-on activities, including simulation, augmented reality, virtual reality, workshops, and instructional labs. They will have the opportunity to experience college life while attending the three-day residential program.

Camp Cultivation's mission is to set students on a path to success by giving them the tools they need to succeed. Virtually all career fields require some foundation in STEM. That's why STEM professionals are some of the highest in demand globally.

Camp Cultivation is a terrific opportunity for students curious about STEM careers who aspire to make new friends and attend an unforgettable adventure exploring science and technology.

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Camp Cultivation

An essential activity of the Wendell Scott Foundation is its Mentoring Program. The objective of mentoring is to be a development strategy in a youth’s successful path to adulthood. Our structured mentoring program links a supportive individual with young people to build a relationship by offering guidance, support, and encouragement to cultivate the youth’s active and healthy development. Our mentoring program designed around specific goals, such as academic achievement, career preparation, and behavior modification. The mentoring program is tailored fit to meet specific needs and offer exposure through cultural enrichment activities.

Mentors Matter
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