(New York, NY) – Sep 19, 2017: Lenovo and a nonprofit partner focused on high propagandize STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, NAF, today announced that 68 new NAF academies have been comparison to join a Lenovo Scholar Network for a 2017-18 propagandize year. This brings a series of NAF Lenovo Scholar Network academies opposite a U.S. to 118, portion 5,000 students in 21 states.
The Lenovo Scholar Network, now in a fourth year, provides extensive STEM preparation and mobile app expansion opportunities to underserved high propagandize students opposite a nation. 57 of a 68 academies fasten a Lenovo Scholar Network this propagandize year will offer mobile app expansion to students for a really initial time.
NAF and Lenovo primarily announced a enlargement of a Lenovo Scholar Network progressing this open with a news of a $1 million extend from Lenovo. The extend provides appropriation and Lenovo record over a subsequent 3 years for name NAF academies and opens a Lenovo Scholar Network module to all NAF academy themes – finance, information technology, health sciences, liberality and tourism, and engineering – with a idea of advancing STEM preparation and opportunities to some-more than 10,000 additional students over a subsequent 3 years.
Students from a new Benjamin Franklin High School Launch Event
In and with a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) App Inventor, now partial of a MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), Lenovo Scholar Network students also have a event to rise Android mobile apps regulating Lenovo inclination as partial of an annual inhabitant app challenge. Lenovo and NAF combined a Mobile App Development Competition in 2014 to inspire larger seductiveness among underserved high propagandize students in STEM subjects, while also providing them with entrepreneurial and record skills indispensable to pursue careers in mechanism science, programming, and engineering. NAF and MIT combine to yield technical assistance to Lenovo Scholar Network participants, and to rise support materials for teachers regulating MIT App Inventor.
Students from Pathways Academy of Tech and Design
New Lenovo Scholarship Network partnership advantages embody permitting students to acquire NAFTrack Certification credit, partial of Lenovo’s joining as a NAFTrack Certified Hiring Partner, and expanding rendezvous opportunities with Lenovo, including Lenovo in a Classroom proffer events.
The 68 Academies that have been invited by NAF to join a Lenovo Scholar Network commencement in a 2017-2018 educational year can be found during http://lenovoscholars.com/participants/.
To learn some-more about a Lenovo Scholar Network and follow along with students’ app origination journey, revisit www.lenovoscholars.com or check out #LenovoScholars on amicable media.
“The expansion we’ve achieved over a final 4 years in this module is an implausible covenant to not usually a success of a partnership with NAF though a real-world, vicious skills a Lenovo Scholar Network offers to NAF students. We are anxious to acquire all a new academies and their students to a Lenovo Scholar Network and continue a critical work of cultivating a subsequent era of developers and entrepreneurs.” – Rob Cato, executive director, Public Sector, Workstation OEM Sales during Lenovo.
“Lenovo and NAF are anxious to acquire a new NAF academies to a Lenovo Scholar Network for a 2017-18 propagandize year and are intensely unapproachable of a extensive expansion – it is a critical milestone. We are beholden to Lenovo for their continued joining and loyalty to a partnership and together we will continue to move critical STEM skills to thousands some-more students opposite a nation.” – JD Hoye, NAF President
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NAF is a inhabitant network of education, business, and village leaders who work together to safeguard that high propagandize students are college, career, and destiny ready.
NAF works with high need communities to renovate a high propagandize knowledge by an educational pattern that includes industry-specific curricula, work-based training experiences, and relations with business professionals, culminating in a paid internship. NAF academies fit within and raise propagandize systems, permitting NAF to turn an constituent partial of a devise for aloft feat during a low cost. NAF academies concentration on one of 5 career themes: finance, liberality tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During a 2016-17 propagandize year, some-more than 96,000 students attended 675 NAF academies opposite 36 states, including D.C. and a U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2016, NAF academies reported 96% of seniors graduated with 92% of graduates with post-secondary intentions. For some-more information, greatfully visit: https://naf.org/
Courtney Savoia, NAF
George Farthing, Lenovo