Ziker, C., Javitz, H., Haertel, G., & Fried, R. (2016). 2016 Verizon Innovative Learning Minority Male Program: Case Study Brief. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.
The Verizon Innovative Learning Minority Male Program (VIL MM) provides minority, male, middle school students with opportunities to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences in university settings. The goals of the program are to increase students’ interest in STEM subjects, attending college, and STEM careers, while promoting technology proficiency. Program activities include instruction in mobile app development, 3D modeling and printing, engineering, robotics and computer science. Personal development is supported through mentorship.