Through this two-year extracurricular program, high school juniors and seniors are exposed to a wide variety of STEM careers and professionals, provided opportunities to develop real world technology skills, and better prepared to compete for advanced STEM education and jobs. The Exploring STEM Careers Pipeline Program is funded through a grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.
Program highlights include:
Created in honor of TAG’s former President Tino Mantella, the Tino J. Mantella Coding Camp is a four-week coding camp free of charge for 30 students in TAG-Ed’s Exploring STEM Careers Pipeline Program. The camp will provide students a comprehensive coding and “soft skill” training experience to spark participant’s interest in a technology career, prepare them for a future TAG-Ed Summer Internship, and give them a tangible project by the end of the program.
The Pipeline Project is an Arthur M. Blank Family initiative that seeks to increase the number of low-income, preK-12 students in Atlanta, Fulton County and DeKalb County demonstrating demand for and proficiency in STEAM subjects. The Pipeline Project believes in learning by doing and seeks to use experiential, hands-on programs to draw more students into the pipeline.
21 partner organizations, including TAG Education Collaborative, are currently involved in the Pipeline Project. For more information about the Pipeline Project, click here.
Through the Pipeline Program, TAG-Ed hopes to:
At this time, the Pipeline Program can currently accommodate approximately 20 students per partner organization. We hope to engage between 60-80 students over the two-year grant.
We are currently seeking to fill a number of volunteer positions, including Company Host, Mentor/ Advisor, Presenter, and Sponsor. For more details on each volunteer positions’ level of engagement, time requirements, and qualifications, please click here.
At this time, the Pipeline Program is a two-year pilot program capped at working with four schools/ community organizations.
Our current Exploring STEM Career Pipeline Program partnerships include Arabia Mountain High School, Booker T. Washington High School, and the American Explorers Program.
Contact Kristina Smith (TAG-Ed).
Need more info? Download the Exploring STEM Careers Pipeline Program flyer (PDF).
Want to learn about the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Pipeline Project? Read more here.
The Good News: There is demand for STEM jobs in Georgia.
The Bad News: Georgia ranks in the bottom quartile of graduates with two-year and four-year STEM degrees. Let’s fix the broken pipeline.