To be honest I haven’t always had the best time in school. I was bullied for a long time, but then I decided enough was enough. I dropped out of high school at 16 and got my HiSET diploma. Then I enrolled into Massasoit, which has been one of my best decisions I ever made. I found out about STEM and was instantly intrigued. The program is completely free! but has a limited amount of students. I was scared going into this so young, but once I got to class everyone (staff and students) were so nice. The teachers even accommodate my anxiety issues, which is very important to me.
We start out the day with math and then go on to lunch. After lunch we visit the Science, Technology, and Engineering part of STEM. So far we have done bee research, watch movies that include STEM occupations, and work in labs along the side of the science research interns. We also have an adviser to help schedule classes for the fall semester. Fridays are used for field trips to see STEM jobs up close and tour possible college options to transfer to after Massasoit. For example, we went to the Arboretum in Boston and the Siemens Healthineers in Walpole, MA, but this week we are touring Bridgewater State and Stonehill College. Lastly, they also help you get jobs through companies that support our program and Massasoit also has on campus just such the internships in the science department.
To wrap things up, everyone is very nice and helpful. The field trips are fun. They help you get ahead. Everybody has a great time and you shouldn’t hesitate to sign up if considering.