LEGACY Youth program builds interest in STEM careers


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The Leadership Experience Growing Apprenticeships Committed to Youth (LEGACY) program is an Air Force program designed to create a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) pipeline to develop the next generation of the nation's scientific and technical workforce through summer craftsman camps and paid summer apprenticeships.

According to Kerry Reed, Hill AFB's LEGACY program site lead, the program will cater to young adults ages 11-22 and will expose them to STEM subjects via hands-on experiments and projects, coupled with interactive education and field trips.

Already operating for three years, the Air Force LEGACY program was started at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The program aims to expand the pool of STEM-career qualified individuals.

Reed adds that the program includes lessons and skills that can help students throughout their lives, regardless of the path they choose. Currently there are five Air Force bases participating in the LEGACY program. Read the Entire Article


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