Reinvigorating interest in STEM subjects
By bringing math to life, EY volunteers are inspiring young people to reconsider the relevance of STEM subjects to their future work and studies.
EY has been a long-time sponsor of Cyberchase on public television. We’re very proud to work with EY on expanding programming and bringing math to life in classrooms across the Americas. I’m inspired by the commitment of EY professionals who donate their time to help kids gain confidence in math through the Cyberchase Volunteer program.Sandra Sheppard, Executive Producer of Cyberchase and Director of Children’s & Educational Media, WNET
With children — especially girls — prone to lose interest in math between the ages of 8 and 11, it’s important to help them see its relevance during these crucial years. One way of doing that is to connect math to the real world, inspiring children to improve their skills by learning how they can use them as a fun and useful way of solving problems.
That’s the focus of a 12-module volunteer program being provided by EY volunteers across the Americas, in conjunction with local schools and community organizations, such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Building on EY’s sponsorship of Cyberchase — an Emmy Award-winning animated series and transmedia project on PBS KIDS — EY people are leading innovative after-school programs that reinforce the concepts explored in the show through fun, hands-on activities. For example, EY volunteers in São Paulo, Brazil, have joined forces with five local NGOs and are using the Cyberchase curriculum to teach basic math principles to younger students.