Project ENGAGES is a high school science education program developed by Georgia Tech in partnership with five minority-serving public high schools in the City of Atlanta. The main program goals are to:
- Inspire students to aspire to a life with wider possibilities.
- Provide an opportunity for students to do science, not just view science through a text book.
- Raise the awareness of the students to the world of engineering, science and technology through real-world, hands-on research projects led by top notch Georgia Tech scientists.
The partner schools are the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, an all-girls high school; B.E.S.T. Academy, an all-boys high school; KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, Benjamin E. Mays, Charles R. Drew Charter High School and South Atlanta High School, co-ed high schools. The student population of all partnering schools is predominantly African-American with a high percentage of students receiving either a free or subsidized lunch.