Group aims to inspire students in Portsmouth

Roadtrip Nation makes it a goal to inspire students to follow their passion, including girls/women and minorities to pursue STEM careers.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- In life, it's all about finding your path. Four women hit the highway, from Los Angeles to Portsmouth, to talk to students at I.C. Norcum High School.
 
They are ambassadors with Roadtrip Nation, a project funded by AT&T and a Clinton Global Initiative that is associated with PBS.
 
Although the project encourages students to follow whatever their heart desires, its ambassadors also like to highlight a theme. Friday, that theme included encouraging girls and minority members to pursue studies and/or careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, or "STEM."
 
"Showing women that they can be and they can become and can get to those positions," said Kelsey Piva, an ambassador.

The group showed students a documentary about women and STEM and also spoke with the students one-on-one about their passions. They encouraged students to let go of negativity and ignore naysayers who tell them they can't do something.

"A lot of people can doubt you in your life, so it's like telling you how to overcome that and anything is possible," said one student.

 

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