TV One is a cable network that represents a connection to the authentic, rich, and diverse experience of African American life, history, and culture. The network was founded on the premise of offering variety and choice in entertainment products to our television audience. With this in mind, we are highly sensitive to the need to expand innovative STEAM education concepts that will resonate with children across all of our communities. We recognize the importance of supporting expansion of the pool of critical thinkers, increasing science literacy, and enabling the next generation of innovators.
TV One is proud to join in with teachers, parents, students and the education community at large in making STEAM education a top priority. Our nation’s future success as leader in scientific discovery and technological innovation is highly dependent on our youths’ critical thinking and innovative skills. According to data from Change the Equation, a STEM advocacy coalition, “[d]espite a national focus on directing more students toward science, technology, engineering and math fields – particularly women and minorities, the STEM workforce is no more diverse now than [it was] in 2001.” It is with this on-going need that we do our part to change the dialogue and engagement by offering teachers and students our newly revised TV One STEAM curriculum.