Funded by The Children’s Trust, the largest funder of after-school, youth enrichment and summer camp programs in Miami-Dade County, GEN2050 Summer Youth Enrichment Program at the Peacemaker Family Center serves disadvantaged youth ages 12-19 living in Miami Gardens, Florida. GEN2050 youth are the people who in the year 2050 will be the leaders of our world locally, nationally, and internationally. Within GEN2050 are at-risk, urban youth and young adults who may be “left behind” as the future unfolds in various sectors such as education, business, health, STEM, and government.
The GEN2050 seven-week, summer youth enrichment program engages at-risk, urban youth in an intensive, learning environment designed to inspire and prepare them for the future. Key partners in this summer program’s visit to FIU included the Florida Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Green Family Foundation Neighborhood HELP, and FIU School of Computing and Information Sciences. On Friday, July 27th, GEN2050 youth toured the Stocker AstroScience Center, attended a financial literacy workshop, practiced a mindfulness session with the NeighborhoodHELP team, and visited the I-CAVE. During their visit to the I-CAVE, students shared how they learned to use Unity 3D and code in C# to produce simulations in which users can practice mindfulness through meditation.
“Thank you for allowing my GEN2050 VR Student Team to visit the Integrated Computer Augmented Virtual Environment Lab today! They were so inspired.
~ Linda Freeman, Executive Director, Peacemaker Family Center