High School High Tech
The National Science Foundation predicts that, by the end of this decade, 80% of U.S. jobs will require some level of math, science or technology skills
Embrace Families Solutions is working to prepare teens in foster care for the jobs of the future through the High School High Tech (HSHT) program, in partnership with The Able Trust.
HSHT encourages high school students in foster care to explore careers in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – through exciting activities which take place after school and on the weekends. Participants meet twice per month for activities such as field trips, soft skill development, and job shadowing. Youth involved in HSHT experience reduced high school drop-out rates, increased enrollment in post-secondary institutions and increased participation in educational, vocational and employment-related activities.
The Able Trust funds more than 35 High School High Tech sites throughout Florida, serving youth with disabilities in high school. Our site is unique in that we operate throughout Orange, Osceola and Seminoles counties exclusively to serve youth in foster care. In 2013, The Able Trust recognized our HSHT program as the Public Organization of the Year.