Program Purpose
Program Purpose

Two Degrees is an effort to bridge social capital between St. Louis teens, primarily from under-resourced communities and adults working in STEM fields. Youth Learning Center is committed to providing access to opportunity no matter where teens come separation between teens and opportunities, from the known six degrees, to at least two.

  1. Teens will increase their access to adults and opportunities in STEM fields.
  2. Teens will improve their networking skills and begin to build a professional network.
Teens who complete the program will:
  • Increase their number of professional connections.
  • Increase their knowledge about and interest in STEM careers.
  • Increase their awarenes of opportunities related to internships and professional experiences.
  • Increase their knowledge about a variety of professional skills.
  • Improve their ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with adults and peers.
  • Improve their ability to present themselves professionally in a variety of settings.
  • Increase their confidence levels and expectations for future success.