HIGH ESTEAM

The Reston Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, has implemented the High eSTEAM Program.  This program focuses on instilling positive self- image, and encourages aspirational goal setting related to career, education, relationships and self- empowerment.  We introduce students to career opportunities in STEAM, and provide academic and mentoring support. Students also gain insights through exposure to role models employed in STEAM careers. This project is a coordinated effort with the following facets: The Arts, Health and Human Services, and Services to Youth.  


The Reston Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, has implemented the High eSTEAM Program.  This program focuses on instilling positive self- image, and encourages aspirational goal setting related to career, education, relationships and self- empowerment.  We introduce students to career opportunities in STEAM, and provide academic and mentoring support. Students also gain insights through exposure to role models employed in STEAM careers. This project is a coordinated effort with the following facets: The Arts, Health and Human Services, and Services to Youth.  

?Over the summer, the chapter partners with Heritage Fellowship Church in Reston, Virginia to provide the High eSTEAM Day at the Brothers' Fun Camp and the Girls' Empowerment Institute.  The following are a few highlights from the boys and girls 2016 summer events:A panel presented the importance of mathematics, money management, medicine, and careers in the Armed Forces.  The presentation was concluded with a 'world café' where panelists shared their life stories and various STEAM career experiences.
Recording artist Jeff Majors and artist Rene Dickerson discussed the use of STEAM skills to create music and art.  
Link Chapter members presented personal highlights of their STEAM careers.
Intelladapt/UMass/ Harvard and Yale University partnered with the chapter to secure iPads for students to use during the STEAM workshop.
Participants were given a thumb drive with the STEAM resource guide for future reference.?2017: Girls' Empowerment Camp