Kalika R. White
Patriots/NSBE Jr. Chapter Parent Committee Chair
“I have been associated with the Patriots for 10 years which began when I first enrolled my son to be on the Lego team. He participated in several of the competitions, assisted in the planning of several programs and was a member of the Patriots/NSBE Jr Executive Board. Patriots was the ideal organization where he could learn about STEM careers and I had the opportunity to be with him and participate as well.
Some of the benefits that I have encountered, and you will, too, as parents, was to meet other organizations, STEM companies, and to meet other parents and share their resources on STEM careers.
Additionally, I had a chance to travel to the Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama and with the Patriots STEM Carnival in Detroit for the Women of Color Conference and the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Conference in Washington, DC.
Come on parents and join me as we, together, build a road map to STEM careers for our future STEM professionals.”
~ Kalika R. White
The Parent Committee is essential because parents work with their children in putting together a roadmap to college and careers. Parents play a big part and it is displayed in the interaction they provide by staying involved in the educational and professional growth of their child/ren. This committee not only helps to point students in the right direction but shares information to other parents and students.
Mission: The mission of the Parent Committee is to work together to find resources, fundraisers, showcase and chaperone our out-of-town conferences, coordinate events and find mentors from their employment and friends.
Several committees and appointed chairs are established in an effort to accomplish goals to support the programs and activities of the students. Listed below are sub-committees that comprise the committee. Click each one to see their associated responsibilities.
If you are interested in joining one or more committees please submit your request using the form at the bottom of the page.