Bringing more STEM opportunities to underrepresented youth

47ABC — Three women joined Good Morning Delmarva to talk about how they are helping close the STEM gap within disadvantaged and underserved youth.

Nicole Turner, with SchooLARS 4 STEM,  tells us their organization was born out of the idea to provide STEM engagement opportunities for disadvantaged and underserved students on the lower eastern shore.

Recently, Turner partnered with Darlene Taylor, the Executive Director of “It Takes A Village,” a youth advocacy organization. To give their students an opportunity to attend the IXPE NASA launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  Joy Whittington-Bretthauer, who was the mission manager behind that launch tells us she is passionate about helping underrepresented youth and providing them with STEM engagement opportunities.

Bretthauer  “I would also tell them to find other opportunities such as this where they can learn outside of the classroom – to make it fun and just how to do hands-on and get more information. Call other people.”

If you would like to learn more about SchooLARS 4 STEM contact, Nicole Turner, at 410-251-8821 or email

And to learn more about It Takes A Village you can email

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