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Collegiate Pathways, Inc. (CPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Orlando, FL. CPI’s mission is to empower underrepresented middle and high school girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields through college preparation, career readiness, and mentoring.



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Collegiate Pathways Founder Participates in STEM Options Day at Penn State

(Orlando, Fla.) – Collegiate Pathways, Inc. (CPI) Founder Laine Powell, M.Ed., MSM was recently invited to participate in a day of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Options Day interactive workshop at her alma mater Penn State. Held on May 12th, the annual event was developed to specifically to engage seventh grade girls in STEM-related topics and inspire their future career interests.

“As a graduate of Penn State, it was very rewarding to be able to participate in this workshop. My vision for establishing Collegiate Pathways and our signature program Tech Sassy Girlz was to empower and encourage underrepresented middle and high school girls to pursue STEM fields through college preparation, career readiness, and mentoring. Being able to serve as a role model and provide encouragement to these girls and others is so critical,” said Powell.

The STEM Options Day workshop included 17 different sessions led by successful women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields from organizations such as AceApplications, LLC, BB&T, Geiger, Lockheed Martin, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Topics covered during the sessions included...

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Collegiate Pathways Inc. Paves Way for STEM-Savvy, College-Bound Girls

"Generosi-“tea” – that was the recurring theme of the closing remarks from Laine Powell, founder and executive director of Collegiate Pathways Inc. at a recent fundraiser in Orlando.

CPI is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering first-generation and under-represented, middle and high school girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields through college preparation, career readiness and mentoring.

During the annual Tea & “bytes” fundraiser for Tech Sassy Girlz™, CPI’s signature STEM program, Powell expressed her gratitude to those sponsoring, “generous” organizations and community leaders for believing in her dream, conceived nearly 17 years ago, to see more diversity and women employed in technical careers.

Laine Powell, Founder and Executive Director Collegiate Pathways, Inc. The event, held at the Orlando Science Center, raised more than..."

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American Graduate Day

AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY 2015 | LIVE | Saturday, October 3, 2015 | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

American Graduate Day returns on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City.

American Graduate Day is a live, seven-hour multiplatform broadcast that leverages the power and reach of public media to focus on those organizations and individual Champions keeping kids on the path to graduation. Each half-hour, WUCF will bring you stories from American Graduate champions across Central Florida.

Throughout the day, viewers are invited to engage with their local public television stations and the featured community organizations. Viewers can participate in the event by asking questions and sharing ideas before and during the broadcast on Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #AmGrad.

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