The aim of Technical OutReach and Community Help (TORCH) programming for the 2020–2021 year is to focus on supporting and encouraging chapters to partake in meaningful and impactful TORCH programs and events. There will be an emphasis on targeting demographics that are often neglected within communities and providing introductory training to these groups in technical and professional knowledge. Also, TORCH programming will promote the value of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education at all levels. Given the current climate of the world, virtual events will serve as a great avenue to increase collaboration among chapters across the region and among NSBE Jr., Collegiate and Professional members. Some events and programming that will take place this year are A Walk for Education (AWFE), a virtual TORCH Festival and a Technical/Professional Skills workshop series. AWFE will serve to inform students, especially those in Black communities, about the opportunities available to them after high school and will provide insight into the college application process. TORCH Festival, a virtual “reverse science fair,” will expose students to experts in the field and encourage them to consider majors and careers in STEM. The Technical/Professional Skills workshop series will be a great way to provide yearlong programming on essential skills and reach a variety of age ranges and community members.

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