Rocket21 and SEM Link share missions to remove barriers preventing youth from reaching their full potential,” said Tokiwa Smith, Exec Dir, SEM Link. “On Rocket21 we'll connect with youth to provide critical exposure to positive adult role models.
San Francisco and New York (PRWEB) January 16, 2013
Rocket21™ [the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing industries, professions, passions, and movements that span the globe], and SEM Link [a national non-profit organization that promotes K-12 student achievement and career exploration in math and science through exposure to the STEM community] today announced a partnership to provide direct access by Rocket21 members to leaders of SEM LINK, engaging as PROs on Rocket21.
On Rocket21 there are hundreds of experts (called Rocket21 PROs) from hundreds of fields, available to answer kids’ questions and share their experiences. Rocket21 PROs include artists, business executives, entertainers, scientists, engineers, medical professionals and educators. The new SEM Link PRO Community on Rocket21 will expand kids’ access to STEM experts and related discussions.
“My entire career has been devoted to enhancing the educational experience for youth with a special emphasis in STEM,” said Tokiwa Smith, SEM Link Founder and Executive Director. “Rocket21 and SEM Link’s missions are aligned around helping to remove barriers that prevent youth from reaching their full potential; specifically those connected to exposure and having positive adult role models. Rocket21 is the perfect platform for us to connect with youth and help provide that critical exposure.”
“We’re delighted that SEM Link mentors and experts will join our team of Rocket21 PROs, so that youth throughout the country can benefit from their expertise,” noted Lisa Litsey, Rocket21 Sr. Director of Outreach and Alliances. “Further, we’re excited to welcome youth from SEM Link’s Math & Science Academy and Experimental Design Program to our Rocket21 community. We look forward to facilitating their connections with a diverse group of experts and helping them gain real-world exposure to a variety of STEM careers.”
Rocket21 is a social engagement platform built on a single, powerful idea: “Connect youth with world class organizations and professionals at the top of their game”. Rocket21 is the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing industries, professions, passions, and movements that span the globe. Rocket21 provides unprecedented access to world-class experts and organizations while protecting them with a combination of state-of-the-art, real-time filtering and human moderation, extensive safety and security precautions, and a specialized infrastructure designed to keep kids safe. The company is based in New York and California. Like Rocket21 on Facebook and follow @Rocket21 on Twitter. For more information visit http://www.rocket21.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About SEM Link, Inc
Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link, Inc. (SEM Link), a tax-exempt national nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 by Ms. Tokiwa T. Smith in Atlanta, Georgia on the premise that exposure to members of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) communities is critical to student achievement and career exploration in math and science. Our two core programs, Experimental Design Program and Math and Science Career Academy, enhance the STEM educational experience for K-12 students by providing them with opportunities to engage in hands-on STEM activities, explore STEM careers and learn about real-world applications of STEM. Since our inception we have served thousands of youth in Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Washington DC Metro Area. Like SEM Link on Facebook and follow @semlink on Twitter For more information about SEM Link visit our website at http://www.semsuccess.org or email us at email@example.com.