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York County-SC Teen Science Café

York County-SC Teen Science Café

Rock Hill
, South Carolina
Intersectional youth and adults standing in front of a bookcase and wearing matching grey t-shirts.

York County

Cafe Leaders
Cynthia Spratley, Café Facilitator

Location: Events occur across York County, South Carolina

Community Partners: SC Million Women Mentors

What to Expect at a LIVE /Virtual Teen Science Café ? A little fun and social time, a reminder about expectations and courtesy, then we will roll into the introduction of the speaker by a teen advisor. This will be a LIVE event and we do not record. Please come on time and stay until the end for a chance to ask questions and the opportunity to win a prize!

Why offer a Science Café? (from a teen’s perspective)
We are curious and want to explore relevant, exciting advances in science, technology, engineering, art and math affecting our daily lives, and we like to socialize. Plus, we are thinking about careers and this is a way to ask questions about a career that the speaker is invested in. This STEAM outreach to teens is important because it is not “school” and totally voluntary! Although some teachers do give extra credit if we attend and write up a summary of what we learned.

Who can come?
We voted to include middle to high school teens (8th -12th grades). Public, private and homeschool students are welcome to attend! Virtual Cafes are open to all STEAM interested teens. Educators are also welcome to attend! Parents can check it out, but we ask them not to hang out, because it is our space.

How can I get involved? Become a Teen Advisor!
You can choose to lead alongside an adult mentor in all aspects of running this event, such as choosing topics, greeting participants, enabling set-up, previewing the presenter, introducing the presenter, asking thoughtful questions to lead the conversation, to role model and encourage respectful/courteous behavior, help market the event, remember to send a thank you to those that volunteer to present, and always give your input to make future cafes even better!

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