Atlanta Voice: Eighth Graders Get SMASH at Morehouse College


Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH), a once California-based program has ventured east of the Mississippi River for the first time and has landed at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

SMASH is a program initiated by Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) program and the Kapor Center For Social Impact based in Oakland to provide students with resources to succeed in STEM careers.

While the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) is dedicated to preparing students for the 21st Century workplace careers by providing high quality educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, CEO of LPFI, Eli Kennedy explained that a lot of students from underrepresented communities are still not being introduced to STEM.

Read more here at the Atlanta Voice.