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Bryant Wallace has been a long-time partner and volunteer for the Lumity STEM career readiness program. He spent a lot of time with the participants of the Summer Youth Employment Program in 2014 and supported teams in the STEM Saturdays program in 2015. Just last month, he shared his story for the largest STEM Talk audience to date. Wallace shakes hands with honors students.

CDW was one of the first companies to host a career site visit when Lumity began its STEM Career Readiness Program more than two years ago. Last week, they opened their doors again to host students from Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center. The experience blew everyone away. Students, teachers and volunteers were amazed by the day’s events. Students develop app concepts to solve problems

In a one-day Challenge Kickoff, Health Care Service Corporation hosted 16 high school juniors and seniors on Saturday, November 14. Students from Chicago Math & Science Academy and Lake View High School are participating in a student-based enterprise from November 2015 to May 2016. Throughout the program, they will learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as real-world technical skills to prepare them for jobs in STEM. As part of this program, students will also be working with nonprofits and small businesses in Rogers Park to create websites and improve their online presence.

Last month, students from Amundsen High School visited Walgreens, a new corporate partner in Lumity's STEM career readiness program. Throughout the day, employees spoke about their different positions and responsibilities at the company, showed them around the office and worked together on a real-world project to encourage teamwork and problem-solving skills.

Earlier this month, students from Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center visited Accenture/Acquity Group for a career site visit. Accenture has hosted several career site visits for students since the launch of Lumity's STEM career readiness program. Who better to describe the experience than students themselves? As usual, the day began with an introduction and tour of the office. "The tour was great! I love the open environment. We were able to openly share our ideas and grow on it with the help of others. This is a great workspace because we are able to show our creativity," explained Vanessa Arriola, "When we went on the tour, it was interesting to see how everyone was in their own station and how each section of the facility changed."

Who wouldn’t want to spend a day at Google? Many professionals are excited to meet a real Google employee and hear about his or her job, so you can imagine a group of students from Amundsen High School were eager for their chance to do the same.Students from Amundsen spent the day at Google Chicago. Google did not disappoint them, either. Twenty-four high school juniors, who are part of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) College Prep Program, spent several hours on Monday, October 9, exploring the Chicago Google office and asking many, many questions.