Learning STEMs from fun: FloridaLearns offers interactive program for rural, gifted students

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 01:57 PM.

"The whole focus is self-esteem," explained Britt. "The number one factor in life is self-image and 70 percent of people have a low-self image."

 Britt helped illustrate her points sharing YouTube videos featuring internationally known speakers such as Les Brown and Nick Vujicic.

"I want students to realize not to let other people validate them," Britt explained.

The goal of the day, said Crouch, is to encourage students to consider a career in these fields.

“These jobs are high-paying and in high demand,” she said. “So much of the innovation in this country lies on the shoulders of STEM professionals. And innovation drives the economy."



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