After Rho Xi donated fifty computers, monitors and printers to several different non-profit organizations in April of 2017, the brothers saw a need to teach computer skills to underprivileged children in the Houston area. As a result, Rho Xi created a Science, Tech, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program with the mission to increase the amount of disadvantaged people, especially young women, studying and practicing STEM subjects, to effectively close the huge opportunity gap that exists in STEM fields. To close this gap, Rho Xi Chapter targeted the gender stereotypes that form from a young age, with the desired outcome of increasing young women’s confidence in STEM courses and providing underprivileged children with the training and resources to pursue STEM studies. Rho Xi conducted two training classes on July 19, 2017 and July 22, 2017. More than thirty children attended the training sessions. Bro. Billy Williams created the agenda and taught the lesson for both days. Bro. Freddy Blanks, Bro. Chris Mathis and Bro. Normal Nelson were instrumental in securing the computer equipment and creating the STEM Program.
Ben Coleman2018-02-20T09:19:56-06:00July 22nd, 2017|