2019: Building STEAM Talent
The YFYA event saw a huge expansion in 2019, we have recognised and responded to the changing nature of skills required to enter the industry, by acknowledging the importance of the Arts at this year’s event. YFYA believes that it is essential for the next generation to become versed in skills that foster both creativity and innovation. This event saw over 31 organisations, 300 volunteers, facilitating activities and workshops for over 1000 students from across the country. In addition, YFYA hosted its first facilitated Insight Day with Amazon UK, who welcomed a group of female students into their UK headquarters.
The 2019 event welcomed support from AWS, EA Games, Johnson & Johnson, and Visa, for the first time as well as long-standing patrons including ITV, City Of London Police, 100 Black Men of London and many more.
The event was formally opened by Nero Ughwujabo, Former No.10 Special Advisor on Social Justice, who commented on the importance of showcasing the wealth of opportunities in the STEAM industry and the pivotal role we each play in inspiring the next generation.
“Every year I bring my children to YFYA because this is the only event that gives them access to a wide range of STEM experiences, and information all under one roof.”
YFYA Student Parent