LEXINGTON – This summer, Reace Miller from Lexington, will join outstanding elementary school students from across the state to take part in a unique academic and career oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM, taking place in Bowling Green.
NYLF Pathways to STEM is a week long residency program that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.
Reace was nominated to attend the forum by Mrs. Coffman, his third grade teacher at Lexington’s Western Elementary. In addition to his love of math and science, Reace is also passionate about computers and has taken online classes to learn writing code. With dreams of being an inventor, Reace is looking forward to gaining the hands-on experience that the forum provides.
His stay at the forum is supported by Lexington manufacturer Midwest Aircraft Products. Midwest Aircraft Products understands the value in developing STEM skills at an early age and has been proactive in supporting area youth towards careers in STEM related fields.
“As an alumna of Envision myself, I am excited for Reace Miller to meet, work, and collaborate with fellow high-aspiring students from other cities and schools,” said Amanda Freitag Thomas, SVP and GM for Envision. “Hands down, my favorite part of attending an Envision program was being with motivated students in an environment designed to help us challenge our assumptions, meet new people, and grow.
"Creating that same learning environment is a central focus for all of our programs. At NYLF Pathways to STEM, students build the confidence and skills needed to excel in the classroom while gaining exposure to STEM fields and concepts. They learn how to adapt to and communicate in new situations, to new challenges, and with new people, which, given how rapidly the world is changing due to technology and innovation, are essential skills for success.”
Since 1985, Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries, with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive college and career landscape.