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Tonee Lawson Continues To Impact Baltimore Youth Through Her STEM Program The Be. Org

A local woman is on a mission to empower children through this Baltimore youth STEM program. As a STEM leader, entrepreneur, and overall nonprofit visionary, Lawson was inspired to launch The Be. Org. Its mission is centered around changing the lives of Baltimore-area children of color through a rich curriculum that is focused on social-emotional learning, self-development, and STEM enrichment. Empowering Baltimore’s Youth “There was a young lady, she was a family friend and she was struggling with the transition to middle school. And, she wanted to be an actress. So I asked her, ‘What are you doing to perfect your craft?’ You know, ‘What are you doing to achieve your goals,’ and she ended up saying no one from Baltimore ever makes it,” Lawson recalled, telling AfroTech the inspiration behind starting The Be. Org. “So my heart was broken. Just for her to feel so defeated, just by mostly the circumstances of her environment. Baltimore is a hard city. And so, for her to give up on her...

Aug 2, 2023