NewSchools Summit 2018 Recap

NewSchools Summit 2018 Recap

Maybe you’ve heard. Maybe you haven’t.
But our Facebook page has been showcasing some of the exciting work of some of our students, mainly two young scholars—Phoenix Gray and Samiah Turner—who recently participated in the the NewSchools Summit in California. These two girls, two #STEMkids, presented to a crowd of 1,000 people sharing how STEM has shaped their lives that have only really just begin.
“People ask me what I want to be when I grow up. But why wait until then…I am already an inventor!” said Phoenix to the Summit attendees.

We couldn’t be prouder of our #STEMkids. And one of our two scholars—Samiah Turner—published her first book “My Life As An 8-Year Old Engineer,” now available on Amazon.
“My Life As An 8-Year Old Engineer” encourages students from all backgrounds to shoot for the stars and accomplish their dreams.
“I want to show kids my age that they don’t have to wait until they grow up to write a book and be an engineer,” she says about her book.

In addition to presenting with Phoenix, Samiah sold her book at the event as well. We’re also very proud of her guest appearance along with Tariq, our Founder and CEO, at WVON AM 1690 Talk of Chicago.
Samiah shared what her days generally looked like, which were a little different depending whether she was staying with her mom or dad. All in all, STEM still played an important role in inspiring her to reach to great heights on a day to day basis.
We want to say again, and don’t think we can ever say enough, how proud we are of your new book Samiah and the impact that you will have on other kids, and even adults too.

Just by living your truth, you can be an inspiration to others. Congratulations Phoenix and Samiah! Know that you inspire us all.

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