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LIFTT Inc. seeks to increase its capacity to serve youth throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Peninsula in the following ways:
- serve 100 - 150 youth for the 2016 - 2017 calendar year with quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programming and services
- develop partnerships with business and tech companies to offer internships to college students, scholarships for high school seniors, and project-based learning activities to
Computer programmers, physicists, and engineers are less likely to experience joblessness. For the last 10 years, growth in STEM jobs has been 3 times greater than non-STEM jobs. Individuals who hold STEM degrees enjoy higher salaries, job promotions, and greater job stability.
80% of jobs in the U.S. require mastery in science and math, but students are not equipped with the necessary skills for the workforce.
Students who express an interest in STEM majors and careers before taking the ACT Test achieve higher scores (and meet the college readiness benchmark in all 4 areas--Math, Science, English, and Reading) than non-STEM interested test takers.