This week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone looks at STEM careers and the need to bring STEM awareness to girls and minorities.

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SooJi Min, the Board President for the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH), and Street Beat host Rob Stone (credit: Kris Kelly/CW50)

First, SooJi Min, the Board President for the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH) which has a new project called Michigan Youth (MY) Girls Say that offers holistic programming to K-12 self-identified girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to cultivate personal advocacy and resilience.

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Kathie Carruth, the Co-chair Career Pathways from the Kids First Initiative (credit: Razan Isaac/CW50)

Then, Board Secretary Kathie Carruth, the Co-chair Career Pathways from the Kids First Initiative talks about their recent STEAM Camp for under-served kids.

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John Paul Rea from Macomb County Dept of Planning and Economic Development and Mark Jurcak of Futuramic Tool & Engineering (credit: Razan Isaac/CW50)

Then, John Paul Rea, the Executive Director of Macomb County Dept of Planning and Economic Development, and Mark Jurcak, the President of Futuramic Tool & Engineering, discuss an upcoming event called Macomb County Manufacturing Day which introduces teens to manufacturing careers.

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Don Hutchison, Dean of Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies from Oakland Community College (credit: Razan Isaac/CW50)

Finally, Don Hutchison, Dean of Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies from Oakland Community College, talks about the PLC Tech program which trains people for manufacturing/STEM careers.

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