For Immediate Release Kevin Clark (310) 466 3123
Invites you to participate in a three-‐screen television discussion via Livestream, Twitter, and Facebook accounts about how Science Technology Engineering Math Arts Stewardship impacts our lives and how to integrate into early childhood development. Compton High School’s Drive to encourage S.T.E.A.M.S. Compton, CA – May 23, 2013 – Compton High School welcomes you to participate in a discussion to close the gap between economically challenged and privileged children. Dakar Foundation will be unveiling the first phase of a S.T.E.A.M.S Program, to aggregate efforts in to integrate Science Technology Engineering Arts Math and Stewardship into inner cities school districts around the country. Compton High School will be Dakar’s first stop on a tour of schools around the country to identify and drive students, teachers, and parents to participate in a registry exchange to enhance students test score in math and science, thereby increasing potential for inner-‐city student to pursue careers in STEM-‐related fields. This discussion will be held inside of the “The All Things Science Day Event on the Campus of Compton High, in Compton, Ca. The discussion will feature teen reporters, special guest and will be hosted by actor Richard Gant. The discussion airs 10am -‐ pm pacific. You can join the conversation by linking on to We'll also pay homage to the Fallen 66, The World War II Pilots who never made it home. We believe its' fitting before Memorial Day, Monday May 27th 2013 to use this forum to discuss the impact of these young civil rights icons , and all men and women who died in the service of their country. Dr. Lorenita Holloway, science department chairperson for Compton High School is the great niece of one the pilots, Lieutenant George McCrumby. We'll discuss next steps to search for families and how science (genealogy) will play a part in repatriating the remains of the men who gave all. This event and discussion will be used as a barometer to measure stakeholder’s ability to change the culture between all concerned in providing all students with the tools to "change their circumstances. We plan to produce phase two during Compton “Summer Bridge” program in July. For more information, please contact:
Dr. Lorenita Holloway Compton High School /Science Department Chairperson (310)635-‐3881 ext. 67585/Cell 213 324-‐5859
FEATURED SPEAKERS: MODERATOR: ACTOR RICHARD GANT
Richard E. Gant is an American film and television actor. His credits include the films Rocky V, as a possessed coroner in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Deadwood, The Big Lebowski, Babylon 5, and many more RETIRED GENERAL ARNOLD BRAY
Brigade Commander, 2nd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division (Falcon Brigade) Baghdad on 6 July 2003, 25 months; Battalion Commander of the 1st Battalion 508th Airborne Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy, from 1996-‐1998; Commander “A” Company, 1st Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment; and Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. LT COL JEREMIAH BALDWIN U.S. AIR FORCE, COMMANDER 369 SQUADRON
The 369th Recruiting Squadron, commanded by Lt. Col. Jeremiah Baldwin, directs and operates the recruiting activities of seven enlisted accession flights with approximately 75 active-‐duty and eight civilian personnel. The 369th RCS is located at Encino, Calif., and covers a 1.8 million square-‐mile area that includes southern California, Hawaii, Guam, Japan and the Pacific. Its mission is to inspire, engage and recruit the brightest, most competitive and diverse men and women for service in America's Air Force.
RUBEN GARCIA, DAKAR INTERACTIVE Ruben has spent many years as a proponent and visionary for Mass Penetration Content Development, Viral Marketing and Rapid Market Visibility. His tenure at Intel Corporation within On-‐Line Marketing and Developer Relations Group were only the beginning in a creating a trail of successful influential strategies that many businesses now follow. Over the past 10 years he has worked with the Music Industry, Broadcast and Internet to deploy mass market visibility to retailers and catalog owners, yet with the past two years he shifted to deploy critical strategies to the largest school district in Silicon Valley. He currently deploys mass-‐market solutions for these environments to create growth and visibility in weeks with Social Media and Public Relations Outreach. SONYA TRAMMEL-JONES, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS-LA DISTRICT The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is excited about the partnership with DoD and our ability to leverage our scientists and engineers to provide STEM-‐related expertise to military children around the world. We are committed to teaming with others to strengthen STEM programs. GREG CHAPELLE, LIASON TO HBCU U.S.ARMY
Mr. Chapelle is the recipient of many awards including two (2) U.S. Black Engineer of the Year “Special Recognition” Awards (Presented in Baltimore, MD in February 1995 and February 2005), and various Society of Hispanic Professional Engineer Awards (Presented in New York, NY from 1992 through 2000). Mr. Chappelle also has the distinction of being the only person in DoD history to win two (2) U.S. Army-‐NAACP “Roy Wilkins Renown Service” Awards for the U.S. Army (2003 and 2006). He has conducted science, engineering and mathematics “outreach” programs to assist in the math/science education of K through 12th grade students within the nation’s “inner cities” from 1989 – 2000 and 2002 to present.
TINA MICHELLE, TINA SPEAKS
Tina host a terrestrial Television and Radio show shot live in Los Angeles, California., and is a certified life coach and Actionist. RON BREWINGTON , TUSKEGEE AIRMEN INC.
Ron Brewington is a well-‐known veteran entertainment reporter in the greater Los Angeles area. He's also an associate professor at Santa Monica College and a past adjunct professor at West Los Angeles College, teaching broadcasting and journalism. He has also guest lectured at USC and UCLA Extension. Recruiter, U.S. Navy Reserve.