Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras informed Comcast Newsmakers viewers about the history, the make-up and the future of one of the most comprehensive youth orchestras in the country." />
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra- 4:52
Posted Dec 05, 2016
Share the Video
Catherine Weiskel Executive Director of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras informed Comcast Newsmakers viewers about the history, the make-up and the future of one of the most comprehensive youth orchestras in the country.
Many veterans come home from conflicts suffering from depression or PTSD; and too many find themselves without a home. Soldier On works with veterans to secure homes and mental health. Soldier On, CEO, Jack Downing, discusses the challenge on Newsmakers.
From STEM to STEAM: a new trend in education has schools adding ART to the science, technology, engineering and math curriculum. David Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans discusses efforts to promote STEAM education for African American students. Regarding the S.T.E.M. fields, Johns stated, "It's not that we're not gravitating toward and excelling in S.T.E.M. fields. It's that we're often told ... that we're not supposed to be in those spaces. And the older we become and the more we matriculate through spaces in which we're either learning about or supposed to be demonstrating proficiency in those skills, the fewer the opportunities there are to see people who look like us."
Visit the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans on the web at www.ed.gov/AfAmEducation or www.Facebook.com/OfficialAfAmEd or follow at www.Twitter.com/AfAmEducation.
According to the International Labor Organization, 27 million people are involved in human trafficking. Laurel Bellows of the American Bar Association's Human Trafficking Task Force addresses this growing trend. To learn more, visit the American Bar Association on the web at www.ambar.org/trafficking
More than 20 million Americans cope with vision loss, and that number is growing due to baby boomers reaching retirement age and beyond and higher survival rates for premature babies, many with multiple disabilities. Paul Schroeder of American Foundation for the Blind discusses efforts to be sure that technology is accessible to this population.
Schroeder stated, "Vision loss...can be very tough and it is difficult for people to adjust to. Most people lose their site... as they are aging."
Visit American Foundation for the Blind at www.AFB.org.