April 2010 – Dare Mighty Things (DMT) has been engaged to design, develop, and launch a pilot mentoring component for STARBASE Academies located across the country known as STARBASE 2.0. Nebraska, along with Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, was chosen as a pilot site for STARBASE 2.0. Hundreds of middle school students are expected to enter into mentoring relationships by the end of the pilot roll-out in the summer of 2010.
STARBASE, a program designed and supported by DMT and funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), mentors at-risk youth and develops their skills in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, providing for a highly educated and skilled American workforce that can meet the advanced technological requirements of the DoD. STARBASE has national reach with sixty sites in the U.S., where fifth graders from populations that are socio-economically disadvantaged and traditionally underrepresented in the technology fields, participate in “hands-on, minds-on” STEM opportunities.
Read more about the STARBASE 2.0 Nebraska pilot program here.
Additional information about the STARBASE program can be found at starbasedod.org.