Project ENGAGES (Engaging New Generations at Georgia Tech through Engineering & Science) is a high school science education program developed at Georgia Tech in partnership with Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy, B.E.S.T Academy, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate and Benjamin E. Mays High School, four minority-serving public high schools in the City of Atlanta. The program raises the awareness of students to the world of engineering, science and technology through real world, hands-on research projects led by top notch Georgia Tech scientists and to the career path possibilities in engineering and the sciences. The program also functions to improve the partner schools’ current science education program through direct interaction with the science classes at the two high schools and through a teacher training initiative that immerses teachers in ongoing research within Georgia Tech’s laboratories.
Direct Hits has been working with Project ENGAGES since 2014. Our main goals are to improve students' performance on requisite standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT, and work with students to improve college readiness on the academic front.