STEM Scholar Spotlights

STEM Scholar Spotlights

We are proudly highlighting our STEM Scholars who are Assistant Coaches in our competitive STEM teams this fall. These near-peer mentors gain valuable leadership and other 21st-century workforce skills while supporting fellow LETS GO youth in their communities.

Quanye, Grade 11

Quanye once sat where the students he mentors did. As a STEM Scholar since the 4th grade, he is now an Assistant Coach in our afterschool STEM teams. His mentorship helped earn the team an invitation to compete in the Maryland State FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championship.
He also completed an internship this summer through the Office of Naval Research and is applying to universities as a political science and economics major.

“Being in my FLL team’s competitive and professional settings helped me prepare for some of the new opportunities that I’ve had…It’s inspiring to see them overcome obstacles and show determination and responsibility at such a young age.”

Walter, Grade 7

Walter started with LETS GO in 2018, and will showcase his coding skills this year as an Assistant Coach. His leadership opportunity comes after a historic win in 2020, when his team became the first Baltimore City Public School team to ever win an award at the Maryland State FLL Championship.

“My dream job is in computer science—FLL gave me the inspiration to keep learning code so I can develop apps. My idea is for a fitness app that helps you get out of the house—especially during a pandemic!”