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Based on existing relationships with their surrounding communities and nearby schools (key for reaching the necessary group of middle-school boys who would participate in the program) and their expressed capacity to house such an initiative, these schools were selected to host rising Black and brown 7th and 8th grade students from the communities surrounding the campuses into an immersive STEM training program on campus. Because the curriculum developed for them was finished in half the time, we had to redesign it.
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