Feb. 26, 2016
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Media advisory: Lab reaches out to disadvantaged youth with 'My Brother's Keeper'

Carrie L Martin, martin59 [at] llnl.gov, (925) 424-4715

Who: The Laboratory will host an encore ‘My Brother’s Keeper Lab Day’ event with approximately 160-170 students attending from school districts in San Francisco, Oakland, Mount Diablo, West Contra Costa, Richmond and Tracy.

What:  President Barack Obama launched the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) initiative to address opportunity gaps with disadvantaged and disconnected youth, specifically targeting minority boys, to encourage positive future life and career choices. The goal is to connect young people to mentoring and support networks and to instill a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This daylong event at the Laboratory, sponsored by the White House and the Department of Energy, is geared to engage and excite students toward opportunities in STEM through hands-on workshops, demonstrations and interactions with Lab scientists and engineers.

When: Wednesday, March 2,  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Ave., Livermore, California.

NOTE: This event is by invitation only and is not open to the public. Media inquiries may be directed to Carrie Martin at 925-424-4175.