This past July, ACS–St Louis Minority Affairs participated in the Youth Exploring Science (YES) Networking Extravaganza. The YES Program provides a great opportunity to teens who are unsure of what they want to do with their futures: to meet with local professionals in STEM. These local professionals, including volunteers from ACS, spent their morning challenging local teens academically and personally, and provided developmental skills to give them a professional leg up.
The room was full of professionals, including colleagues from the local police department, fire department, biologists, chemists, academics, military, photographers, graphic designers, and more. Teens rotated through the tables and networked for 10 minutes at each. ACS–St Louis Minority Affairs was excited to give local minority youth the opportunity to explore what chemistry might have to offer them.
Be on the lookout for Minority Affairs and YCC Professional Development series coming in September!
Reported by Chanté Summers