Booker T. Washington High School is located in the West End community and rests in a food desert.
Having a STEM focal theme centered around the agriculture field our students could be the immediate responders to community needs relative to health, education, beautification, sustainability, and local revitalization efforts.
As the first school built for African-American students in the city of Atlanta, the following proposal outlines how the new Agricultural STEM-focused program will build upon the mission Booker T. Washington’s Jesup Agricultural Wagon and Agricultural School on Wheels through the exploration of real-world and innovative topics in STEM-related fields.
Having a STEM program with a unique theme could also address the serious lack of minority representation in STEM programs at local institutions such as Georgia Tech or The University of Georgia.
Did you know that Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver partnered up, to bring agricultural and farming outreach to area farmers in the form of a 'school on wheels?' Read further, to find out about integral forces behind this movement to provide an education through a 'school on wheels.'
Webpage Credit: Encyclopedia of Alabama