Chicago-area youth will discover science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects in a fresh way through ComEd’s new “Power of Possibilities” campaign launched in honor of Black History Month.
ComEd is partnering with youth-led arts organization The Remix Project Chicago for the campaign to encourage teens to explore STEM careers.
Thirty teens from Young Men’s Educational Network (YMEN), Leo High School and The Remix Project Chicago participated in a one day event with celebrity guests to expose them to the ways in which STEM and the music industry intersect.
“As an innovative company that values diversity, ComEd has a tremendous opportunity, and a responsibility, to inspire the next generation to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math,” Senior Vice President of Strategy and Administration at ComEd Kevin Brookins said in a recent news release.
STEM careers are among the fastest growing jobs today, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau African Americans only make up six percent of STEM jobs in the United States.
“We are excited to partner with ComEd to continue building career opportunities for Chicago’s young and talented leaders,” Co-Founder and CFO of The Remix Project Derek “Drex” Jancar said. “Local partnerships and support such as this have made it possible for Remix Chicago to expand our services and launch the first semester of Recording Arts programming later this month.”