On the Road Collaborative Youth Attends Selective West Point Academy STEM Experience

 West Point Academy STEM Workshop

Thanks to a partnership with Make A Difference 2020 and Harrisonburg City Public Schools, Sailuh, an On the Road Collaborative 6th grader, was one of only nine students from Virginia who recently attended a 3-day West Point Academy STEM Workshop, joining more than 60 other middle school students from across the country for this annual workshop on West Point’s campus.

Sailuh participated in a VEX Robotics Club sponsored by Make a Difference 2020, an organization that provides STEM programming for underrepresented middle school youth across Virginia, this past semester. With the support of Deanna Reed, OTRC Program Director, Sailuh applied and earned a spot in the selective West Point Academy STEM Workshop. West Point describes the STEM Workshop as a “unique middle school program that offers students 6th and 7th graders the opportunity to participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities taught by Academy faculty and cadet mentors.”

Check out some photos of Sailuh’s trip and the workshop in action!

The Workshop culminated with a graduation ceremony, with all the students becoming an official Cadet!

As we grow in the coming years, our goal at On the Road Collaborative is to provide more one-of-a-kind experiences like this West Point Academy STEM Workshop for our middle school youth, especially during the summer months. Stay tuned for more details and how you can support these efforts in the future!

We will leave you with a brief video clip of Sailuh talking about her experience!