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Oct. 21, 2016 8:27 am

How iPRAXIS helps middle school students become “scientific citizens”

President Jeremiah White explains the STEM-focused nonprofit's mission in his "Around the Corner" interview.

Jeremiah White.

(Screenshot via Vimeo)

Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area. 


“Science is becoming populist — it’s not all happening in the universities anymore.”

It’s happening in middle school classrooms, too, says iPraxis President Jeremiah White. iPraxis’ goal is to get more young people of color interested in STEM careers by bringing scientists into middle school classrooms. The nonprofit serves about 800 students per year in six Philadelphia schools.

“We unleash potential by helping them build a mindset,” White told Generocity Community Manager Mo Manklang, “help them overcome some of the fears and anxieties they have about doing these kinds of things — doing science.”

White is recruiting professionals to visit schools, help with science projects and talking about their work so students can become “scientific citizens.” Check out his “Around the Corner” interview to learn more.

Watch on Vimeo

PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.

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