Periodically, I come across articles stating the STEM fields are not diverse, and that they need to be. I find diversity in STEM is right before the eyes of every teacher, from K-12, in addition, to those on the university level. However, the issue is who continues to support those young diverse minds, when they fall behind their less diverse counterparts? The answer is, the teachers and the schools should step in, but that is not always the case. As a result, those young minds become dormant, and they do not receive the supplementary enrichment that is needed to succeed.
If we are to really invest in diversity we need to invest in organizations like The Cush Center for Learning, Inc. and Harlem Children’s Zone and other non-profit companies that help encourage diversity, and foster education among the underserved. I welcome your continued support for The Cush Center for Learning, Inc. Without it we lose diverse young minds in the STEM fields, and with that will go innovation. Now do we have time for that, I do not think so.