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Ron Burton Training Village 2019 Pilot STEM Journey

The Ron Burton Training Village (RBTV) STEM Journey is a hands-on project based learning experience for 5-7th grade girls and is designed to increase their exposure and access to STEM.

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Program Dates:

Below are the 2019 journey dates. If selected, participants are required to attend all experiences unless prior approval is granted by RBTV:

Saturday June 29th: Science and Communication (Museum of Science)

Saturday July 13th: Technology & Research (Apple)

Sunday July 21st: RBTV Open House Cookout (RBTV)

Saturday July 27th: Engineering & Financial Literacy (MIT)

Friday Aug 23rd - Sunday Aug 25th: RBTV Weekend Capstone Project (RBTV)



Ron Burton Training Village:

The mission of Ron Burton Training Village (RBTV) is to enrich the lives of challenged youth in the areas of dynamic character and leadership development, physical fitness, social and educational advancement, and spiritual growth. Over the past thirty-three years we have served more than 9000 young men and women in their spiritual, physical and educational growth. Learn more

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Journey:

According to research performed by Randstad North America, there are 3 million more STEM jobs than skilled workers to fill them. These statistics reveal a high demand for STEM-skilled workers and an opportunity for lifetime mobility for the most vulnerable demographics and under-resourced children in the U.S. Our desire is to promote STEM interest among children and to empower them to create positive generational change for their families.

STEM Journey Curriculum:

Participants will complete three uniquely designed experiences throughout the Boston area that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. In addition to the academic component, the journey will expose participants to financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and spiritual growth while improving their leadership and communication skills. The journey will conclude with a weekend overnight experience at RBTV where participants will complete a capstone project that requires use of the technical and soft skills previously learned. The 2019 capstone theme is "Disruptive Technology: Self Driving Cars".

Journey HighlightS:

  • An inclusive, empowering environment

  • 3 STEM experiences on Saturdays in the Boston area between June - Aug 2019

  • An overnight weekend experience at the Ron Burton Training Village

  • Hands-on STEM capstone project

  • Emphasis on leadership, financial literacy, communication and entrepreneurship skills

  • Mentorship from STEM Professionals

  • No- Cost

Application Process & Dates:

The journey is open to 5th - 7th grade girls. All applicants must submit an application. If you are selected to the next round, an interview is required. We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are currently 5th-7th grade girls (8th graders will also be considered)

  • Seek advancement in STEM disciplines

  • Are driven & possess a high degree of intellectual curiosity

May 24th: Applications Close

May 28th - 31st: Interviews

June 20th @ 6:00pm: Student & Parent Welcome Meeting (If Accepted)