Saginaw S.T.E.M. was founded in 2019 by Dante’ D. Davis who created this program to introduce inner-city youth to careers in STEM. I feel this is vital to address the massive disparity in STEM exposure, resources, and opportunities, particularly among underrepresented minorities, especially minority women. We will offer youth exposure, awareness, education, and access to employment and career opportunities in these disciplines.
I have worked for many companies including Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Space X, and most recently Tesla Motors. But I started out as a kid in the community, with a village of support and encouragement. I participated in after-school programs, youth camps, summer youth programs, and advancement-for-youth opportunities at colleges and universities.
What I want to do now is to see other kids have some of the opportunities I’ve had, and, especially in underserved communities, to bring them into the possibilities in the world of STEM, a world of opportunity.