YEDF proposes to collaborate with MIDDLE SCHOOLS to deliver the YEDF after school training and develop a POOL of MINORITY STUDENTS imparting them with a greater appreciation and interest for entrepreneurship and STEM subjects. The YEDF programming and training is vital to helping MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, African American students in particular, to qualify to fully participate in STEM Academies, High School entrepreneurship programs and STEM subjects at a greater success rate.
Why the programming is UNIQUE?
Early Age – Leading economists agree that high-quality early learning programs can help level the playing field for children from lower-income families on vocabulary, social and emotional development, while helping students to stay on track and stay engaged in the early elementary grades. Children who attend these programs are more likely to do well in school, find good jobs, and succeed in their careers.
ROI – Research has shown that taxpayers receive a high average return on investments in high-quality early childhood education, with savings in areas like improved educational outcomes, increased labor productivity, and a reduction in crime.