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Grand Traverse Women wrote a wonderful article about our Executive Director, Barb Termaat and the STEM successes throughout her career.
"I was offered a leadership position with Newton’s Road, an education nonprofit started by several reform-minded parents of Traverse City students. With the mission to ensure every youth in our five-county region has the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills via STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), as well as career exploration experiences from an early age—it was a perfect fit!"
"Education became more of a challenge than ever. Kids studying online miss their friends and the personal interaction with their teachers. Learning becomes harder when the classroom looks like the living room or kitchen (because it is)."
Looking for accessible and educationally resources for the kids? Check out the various local resources the Northern Express listed, including Newton's Road!
UpNorthLive spoke with our Executive Director, Barb Termaat about the how educating students in the ways of cyber security is crucial to having a safe and successful experience online. To help educate students Newton's Road teamed up with 20fathoms a to host the March 2021 Cyber Learn-A-Thon event.
The self-paced course teaches you how to protect personal data online, including social media privacy, and also explores the latest cyber trends and threats.
What got started was Newton Road’s own partnership with 20Fathoms to present a free Cyber Learn-a-thon for northwest Michigan high school students ages 14-18 in the five-county region.
The course takes approximately 15 hours to complete, any time from Feb. 26 to March 26. According to a release, the self-guided course is designed to teach “how to protect personal data and privacy online and in social media and explores cyber trends, threats and staying safe in cyberspace.”
The Record Patriot wrote an article on the launch of our Career Investigator! Quoting our Executive Director, the article states, "STEM jobs are pivotal to Northwest Michigan having a strong year-round economy for all citizens," said Barb Termaat, executive director of Newton's Road. "We are excited about the potential for the Career Investigator to deepen the connection between students, educators and businesses, and in the process help create the next generation of STEM innovators and creators."
BIG NEWS! We are over the moon to share that we have been awarded an Impact 100 TC grant for Education!! We are incredibly honored to be recognized for the impact of our hard work for the youth of our community and grateful for the ability to expand our reach across the region! A huge thank you to the Impact 100 TC members and our wonderful community, we cannot wait to make you proud of your impact in helping prepare our youth for a brighter future.
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