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Summer scorcher can't stop Dallas YPs' sizzling STEM scholarship event

Summer scorcher can't stop Dallas YPs' sizzling STEM scholarship event

Miranda Cordero, Lindsey Leigh, Summitt Hogue
Miranda Cordero, Lindsey Leigh, Summitt Hogue Photo by Jaime Prado
Christiana Yebra and kids, STEM in the Park
Christiana Yebra and kids jump for joy. Photo by Jaime Prado
Dallas Millennial Club, STEM in the Park
Lisa Umeh, Jessie Scott, Broadrick Umeh, Cole Collin, Bala Selvam, Vibhav Talati, Christiana Yebra Photo by Jaime Prado
STEM in the Park
Kids play at in the Construction Zone. Photo by Jaime Prado
Jody Grand, Noble Madu, John Steinmetz
Jody Grand, Noble Madu, John Steinmetz Photo by Jaime Prado
STEM in the Park
Kids check out the water station. Photo by Jaime Prado
DJ JC, STEM in the park
DJ JC keeps things upbeat. Photo by Jaime Prado
Miranda Cordero, Lindsey Leigh, Summitt Hogue
Christiana Yebra and kids, STEM in the Park
Dallas Millennial Club, STEM in the Park
STEM in the Park
Jody Grand, Noble Madu, John Steinmetz
STEM in the Park
DJ JC, STEM in the park

What: Dallas Millennial Club STEM in the Park

Where: Klyde Warren Park

The 411: The record-breaking heat on July 21 didn't stop 1,000 attendees — especially kids — from having fun for a good cause in Dallas' premier outdoor park. The event kicked off at 9 am with remarks from chairman of Klyde Warren Park, Jody Grant, and CEO of Vista Bank, John Steinmetz. For the next several hours, children of all ages enjoyed activities ranging from food science and robotics to sports science and virtual reality.

To beat the heat, the Dallas Millennial Club provided attendees and volunteers plenty of sunscreen, snacks, shade, fans, and especially water; more than 1,000 bottles had been donated from local businesses and individuals. DJ JC spun a summer soundtrack to keep things upbeat. 

Toward the end of the event, Millennials for STEM — a foundation created by the Dallas Millennial Club — and Vista Bank announced winners of 10 scholarships that totaled $3,500. The scholarships will help students attend University of Texas at Dallas Summer Coding Camps focusing on engineering, coding and chemistry, and more.

The Dallas Millennial Club aims to gather young professionals to be leaders, philanthropists, and influencers in the community.  The club hosts year-round networking and fundraising events and has a special focus on helping Generation Z to learn, engage, and build passion in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Who: Miranda Cordero, Lindsey Leigh, Summitt HogueLisa Umeh, Jessie Scott, Broadrick Umeh, Cole Collin, Bala Selvam, Vibhav Talati, Christiana Yebra, and Noble Madu.