OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SMASH, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing impact-driven STEM programming and college prep for students of color in grades K-12, launches Career Catalyst, a new digital platform to virtually connect BIPOC students with tech professionals, provide career development resources and develop equitable pathways to STEM-related careers.
- As part of its kickoff, Career Catalyst will be partnering with Elite Gaming Live (EGL), the competitive gaming league for grades 3-12, to connect students in over 30 schools around the country with Career Catalyst programming.
- Early exposure to mentorship and a network that understands the challenges of being underrepresented can be career-changing for students of color.
- "Career Catalyst was built to provide students with the mentorship and guidance needed early on to support their academic journey and career development.
- "Through our partnership, we're hoping to inspire a new generation of students to drive the next decade of innovations in STEM."