Leadership Experience Growing Apprenticeships Committed to Youth

Enhancing the Future with LEGACY Youth Program —a transformative Air Force program dedicated to cultivating curiosity and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) among the leaders of tomorrow.

 Program Overview: Building STEM Interest from Craftsmanship to Careers
Craftsman Camp (Ages 11-15)
  • Hands-On Learning: Engage in free camps with interactive activities to build self-confidence, teamwork, and a genuine interest in STEM.
  • STEM Exploration: Explore the wonders of STEM through fun experiments, projects, and captivating field trips.
Junior Apprentice (Ages 16 and up, Grades 10-12)
  • Paid Internship: Immerse yourself in a six to eight-week paid internship, working alongside mentors at Hill Air Force Base.
  • Real-World Exposure: Gain firsthand experience in real-world research, showcasing your projects at the end of the session.
Apprentice (College Students)
  • Summer Apprenticeship: Embark on a paid summer apprenticeship, building on your Junior Apprentice experience.
  • Mentorship: Work closely with mentors, taking on more responsibility and preparing for a promising STEM career post-graduation.
Why LEGACY? A Unique STEM Pathway
  • Pipeline Creation: Our primary goal is to create a STEM pipeline by inspiring children and young adults aged 11-22 through engaging programs.
  • Real-World Impact: Witness how STEM principles shape the world around us, making a tangible difference in daily life.
  • Addressing Workforce Shortfalls: Addressing future predictions of personnel shortfalls in STEM-related fields, LEGACY contributes to filling the gap.
  • Expanding STEM-Career Qualified Individuals: Tailored to expand the pool of STEM-career qualified individuals, influencing future recruitment and hiring.
Join the LEGACY Journey!

Don’t miss the chance to be part of a program that goes beyond traditional STEM camps. LEGACY offers a pathway for continuous learning, skill development, and career exploration in the dynamic world of STEM. Ignite your curiosity, and shape your future—join the LEGACY program today.

For more information and to embark on this exciting journey, visit LEGACY Program.

Contact Our LEGACY Lead

Makenzi Enos
Talent Division Program Analyst

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Due to the severe weather conditions and state of emergency declared by the City of Rome, Rome Labs & Innovare Advancement Center will be closed on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. This closure affects all Griffiss Institute staff, residents, guests, and program participants, including STEM campers, interns, visiting faculty, fellows, and incubator clients. We will resume normal business hours of operation on July 18, 2024.

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