Commitment to Action

Shortcircuiting Language Barriers: STEM & Refugee Youth

Commitment by

littleBits

In 2015, littleBits committed to collaborate with faculty at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) to establish an all-girls science and engineering club for 20 refugee youth. This club will use littleBits' electronic building-blocks to help overcome the challenges of STEM learning and engagement for refugee children, as well as English Language Learners. Case studies showcasing best practices will be developed for future scalability, in order to develop a littleBits education model readily usable by other refugee community centers and public school teachers. This commitment will further the study and development of a highly innovative and effective STEM program that serves adolescents within North Carolina’s largest and most diverse refugee community.

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Commitment

Shortcircuiting Language Barriers: STEM & Refugee Youth

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$231,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

littleBits

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

University of North Carolina