Patrick MoussignacMar 3, 2018, 10:47 pmMar 6, 2018, 5:37 pm

Mount Vernon program looks to give young students a head-start in STEM

5th-graders from Lincoln Elementary School learned life lessons, along with an education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math


MOUNT VERNON — Saturdays are a day to relax and play away from school for most kids, but for a group of fifth-graders from Lincoln Elementary School in Mount Vernon, Saturdays are for learning valuable information that will help them in their futures.

A program at the school is designed to give students early exposure to more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), subjects which can be ignored in schools.

"I think they key is that we need more of us, more women, more minorities, more people from this community that could be a part of that technology sector that could bring insight, diversity of thought and real value," said Gerald Dennis, the director of Lincoln Elementary's STEM program.

The program also teaches students important life lessons, including those that come with managing their future money.

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