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Great Lakes Science Center Hosts Students For My Brother's Keeper Youth Day

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STEM educator JonDarr Bradshaw welcomes students to the NASA Glenn visitor's center inside the Great Lakes Science Center, which includes the Apollo Command Module used with Skylab 3.

The Great Lakes Science Center hosted dozens of students from Northeast Ohio on Saturday for “My Brother’s Keeper Youth Day.” It’s part of a national initiative to address opportunity gaps facing young men of color.

My Brother’s Keeper was launched by President Obama in 2014. The students at the science center on Saturday began their day asking questions of a panel of engineers from NASA Glenn Research Center.

JonDarr Bradshaw, a STEM educator at the science center, says he hopes more students realize how many different technological innovations are happening in Northeast Ohio.

“If you’re a young person that’s out there – we need you. We’re looking for that next generation of doctors, engineers, astronauts, medical specialists – you name it. But it starts now.”

The students also explored exhibits and the museum’s NASA Visitor’s Center, which includes the actual Apollo Command Module used for Skylab 3 in 1973.

Kabir Bhatia is a senior reporter for Ideastream Public Media's arts & culture team.