Making an Impact: Youth Connect with Mentors & Learn About STEM During Booz Allen Visit

In support of the Booz Allen Foundation’s STEM Local Equity Grant partnership with the YMCA of Greater Louisville Black Achievers Program, the firm hosted the YMCA Black Achievers Student Visit. The event was held at Booz Allen’s 901 Office on April 6. Nearly 50 students participated in the visit, and Booz Allen volunteers served as mentors.

During the event, the high school students enjoyed lunch, toured The Helix, learned about STEM, and interacted with Booz Allen mentors during a speed networking session. It was an engaging opportunity for everyone involved. Most importantly, it was an impactful event for the students!

As previously mentioned, the visit was a product of the Booz Allen Foundation’s partnership with the Black Achievers Program, which is a mentoring program for youth in grades K–12 that strives to enhance their academic and professional development. The STEM Local Equity Grant awarded the program $20,000 to provide opportunities for the youth to learn and engage in STEM-related activities.

This is Booz Allen’s second partnership with the YMCA of Greater Louisville. In 2021, the firm partnered with the organization for the Race and Social Equity Grants Program, and the Black Achievers Program was awarded a $15,000 grant as a result of that partnership.