6 Awesome STEM Websites for High School Kids

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The CARE Foundation has compiled some awesome STEM websites for High School Youth to explore! We’ll keep you posted on everything from: games, contests, apps to career advice. We are ready to MOTIVATE you! #IAMMOTIVATION

6 STEM Websites for High School Kids

Arrick Robotics: Interested in robotics? If you’re looking for robotics resources, this is the place to be. Includes lists of competitions and contests, groups and clubs, games and simulation.

Codeacademy: Here it is! Learn to code interactively (and for free). Codeacademy offers coding classes in major programming languages like Python, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript and Ruby!

DiscoverE: Thinking about a career engineering? DiscoverE has a selection of resources on careers, preparing for college and research schools. You might also want to check out their list of videos, trips, websites and hands-on activities.

Mu Alpha Theta: Also known as the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta has over 100,000 student members. It organizes a national math convention, offers special awards and provides competitions.

Student Science: A central spot for science news, blogs, resources and information about Intel competitions. Sample article titles include “Native ‘snot’” and “A library with no books”.

TechRocket: This is a really neat tool for exploring programming languages, 2D and 3D game design, and more!

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Are You Getting The Right Kind of Exposure?

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Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing. ~Bill Gates

We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens. ~Sandra Day O’Connor

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. ~Igor Stravinsky

Exposure makes you famous, not just good work. Famous is being plastered everywhere. ~Francesca Annis

A friend of my mom’s was a casting director so, really as kind of a lark, I had a couple of acting jobs that had just enough exposure to give me the option to continue if I wanted to. I followed through with it. ~Ben Affleck

So many of my rookie mistakes could have been avoided by first-hand exposure to other, more experienced technology entrepreneurs. ~Kathryn Minshew

exposure-at-careKnowledge should be a public good, and I want my ideas to have as much exposure as possible. ~Sheena Iyengar

Certain things you learn through exposure. It’s really the elements which make up any artist. You really learn by example. You learn by influence. And some people have a huge impact on you, and that’s how you become the artist you are. ~Greg Lake

Exposure to a diversity of disciplines has been exceptionally helpful to me. ~Irene Rosenfeld

I’ve always tried to lend my support to worth while causes, and I feel you should use your celebrity to help with worldwide causes and help them gain exposure. ~Warren Moon

What is SEL Athletics All About?

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The C.A.R.E. Foundation stands for the many programs they sponsor in Career, Academics, Recreation, and Exposure. Under ‘Recreation’, The C.A.R.E. Foundation founded SEL Athletics. SEL stands for Social Emotional Learning Athletics.

SEL Athletics uses sports based character workshops as a vehicle to assist youth in learning life skills such as identifying their feelings, being responsible, managing emotions, showing empathy, respecting others setting goals as well as an appreciation for cultural diversity.
If youth are confident decision makers, caring problem solvers, and competent relationship builders, they will be more successful in sports, school and life.
SportsEquipment_btqIn 2014, The C.A.R.E. Foundation is working with the Gardere Youth Alliance Sports League and we are always looking to expand our resources both locally and nationwide.
To find out more about The C.A.R.E. Foundation and what programs we have to offer please contact us today.

Young Entrepreneurs Create Revenue to Fund Local Recreation Center

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The six local adolescents from Baton Rouge, LA founded AnyLoom with a goal to build a gymnasium for underserved youth. This ambitious group took the image of a typical entrepreneur and turned it on its ear with the single idea of selling looms.
At Anyloom, a team weaves miniature colored rubber bands on a hand-operated device to create custom bracelets, lanyards and key chains.
“I thought of the idea [to make looms] standing in my kitchen,” said 13-year-old Kiara Brumfeild.
Kiara is the company’s director of finance. She and her team presented their business idea to their long-time mentor, John Westly Stewart, knowing he would an interest in their newly founded business endeavor.
“When I was coming up we had resources like the YMCA that came into the community,” recalls John Westly Stewart, CEO and Founder of The C.A.R.E. Foundation.
youth-careers-successThe C.A.R.E. Foundation, whose acronym stands for: Career, Academics, Recreation and Exposure has been a resource for youth, parents and educators. Mr. Stewart has always had the passion for academic learning, sports and recreation, and entrepreneurship.
It was Mr. Stewart’s early childhood experiences led him to establish C.A.R.E., a non-profit organization that provides career development services to young adults. Stewart runs the foundation with longtime friend and Co-Founder, Daniel Smith. Under the foundation’s guidance, AnyLoom is learning business expertise and life skills.
Brianna Alexander, 12, is the manager of materials and says that in her role she quickly learned that good attitudes equal good sales. The teams’ positive attitudes have translated into impressive earnings at their first major sales event, a vendor’s fair in Tyler, Texas.
Over the next few years AnyLooms’ goals are to polish their business plan and expand their product line.

Read more about how C.A.R.E. supports and youth entrepreneurship.

Gardere Youth Alliance and The C.A.R.E. Foundation Celebrating Champions!

Gardere Youth Alliance of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is committed to supporting inner city children in their athletic and academic endeavors.
At The C.A.R.E. Foundation., the Social Emotional Learning Athletics™ (SEL Athletics™ or Social Emotional Learning) program uses sports  and sports character programs as the vehicle to assist youth in learning life skills such as identifying their feelings, being responsible, managing their emotions, showing empathy, respecting others, setting goals, as well as an appreciation for cultural diversity. If kids are confident decision makers, caring problem solvers, and competent relationship builders, they will be more successful academically, lead more successful overall lives, and be able to become positive contributors in their communities.

Never forget that having good sportsmanship and character is playing like the rules were meant for you, and you alone. It’s knowing we are only as a good as we were yesterday, and whether we win or lose: we always give 100 percent.
Congratulations to everyone and we look and we’re excited and ready to go with our Sports Character Workshops”! #IAMMOTIVATION

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