This year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis was a bit of a change for NFL Wide Receiver Victor Cruz, as he joined Verizon Innovative Learning’s latest initiative that focuses on the importance of STEM access for school-kids in our ever-changing technological world. Victor is no stranger himself to STEM study, as his Victor Cruz Foundation focuses on STEM programming for youth in underserved communities. Along with NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Cruz surprised the students of Franklin Middle School in Minneapolis (a Title I school which provides a high number of students from low-income families with an education) with Verizon’s new Explorer Lab, an immersive experience in which the students get the chance to become scientists with hands-on learning equipment. The duo also spoke to the underserved middle school students about how they can break into the sports industry, not through athletic ability, but with tech skills.
MdBio Team Welcomes Victor Cruz & Karl Anthony Towns aboard Verizon Explorer Lab