$640,000 grant to fund STEM programs for at-risk children in Nevada
RENO, Nev. — The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension recently received a five-year, $640,000 grant for a program to increase at-risk Spanish-speaking children’s interest, knowledge and engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The Extension was one of three recipients nationwide to be awarded one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Children, Youth, and Families at Risk awards.
The program will not only teach preschool through second-grade children, but will also work with their parents to show them how to help their children become interested in STEM.
Visit http://www.unce.unr.edu/programs/childyouthfam for information on STEM and literacy programs for children, youth and family offered by Cooperative Extension.
The phrase “Indian Education” itself invokes generations of federal legislation aimed to assimilate via education. Modern day, the Title VI Indian Education Program administered by the Bureau of Indian Education provides federal funds to various educational institutions of students enrolled in federally recognized tribes.