STORM FORCE: STEAM OutReach & Mentoring Fueling Opportunity through Relationships, Community and Education

Alumni story
Wacinque Amistad Kaizen BeMende 2019 2020 Socorro

With a service term that begins in the end year of a decade and continues to the beginning year of a new decade I thought I would approach my story on that basis. This is a story build on hugh potential.  The service assignment is at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and is a piller in the community. Tech is known worldwide for it's excellence in education and produces more PHd's per student enrollment than every college in America anddrawing student from around the world.  Our mission name is STORM FORCE: STEAM OutReach & Mentoring Fueling Opportunity through Relationships, Community and Education.  Our mission foundation is Collective Impact using the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem.  The specific social problem we seek to address is poor academic outcomes in Socorro which trails both national and state performance outcomes by a significant measure receiving D or F for both 4th and 8th grade Reading and Math.  Changing this outcome is a worthy challenge.  It is with this foundation that I launch my service tour.

Decade: 2010s