The Experiential Learning in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ELITE) Program for Black Youth is a unique program designed to create opportunities for Black Youth to access experiential (hands-on and observed) learning and work-integrated training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and entrepreneurship.
The ELITE Program is designed for Black youth between the ages of 15 and 22, with programming for high-school students between the ages of 15 to 19, and university or college students between the ages of 17 and 22, or those transitioning from high school to post-secondary education training. The learning and training occur through paid internships in an innovation ecosystem. Interns are involved in projects with university researchers, for-profit industry stakeholders, and government agencies.
Through the ELITE Program for Black Youth, interns will acquire marketable technical skills, transition to post-secondary studies, and build a professional network for future employment prospects.