Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Log Number: ARPML-251032-OMLS-22

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Pennsylvania will respond to learning and engagement difficulties exacerbated by the COVID-19 by expanding its capacity to offer equity, diversity, and inclusion-focused STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs for pre-K through 12th-grade students in the greater Harrisburg area. The center will hire new staff and train current staff to better meet capacity needs and work with partners to plan project activities. Activities will include coding, computer science, and e-sports programs; a speaker series for middle and high school students with professionals of color to bridge the gaps in opportunity for youth; and an emerging healthcare professionals program of in-person and virtual engagement activities with diverse healthcare professionals, specifically designed for youth of color.