Future Kings

Illumina's Nonprofit Partner Future Kings Is Cultivating the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

Opening Doors for Students and the Possibilities of a STEM Career

As a middle school math teacher in Woodbridge, Virginia, Dr. Arik King saw firsthand how boys of color trailed their peers in test scores, attendance, and graduation rates—part of an alarming and persistent national trend. Knowing the potential of his students, he designed an after-school program that provided focus and consistent guidance from adult mentors through engaging technology projects.

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