In support of our ongoing efforts to promote STEM education and highlight its relevance to the media and entertainment industry, we recently conducted screenings of the multiple-Emmy-winning series COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey at the YMCA’s WELA Youth Institute in East Los Angeles.

For five consecutive evenings from August 11-15, Youth Institute participants and their families enjoyed two episodes of COSMOS nightly, received complimentary school supplies and enjoyed a nutritious dinner each evening. They were also provided information about the COSMOS Quest classroom materials available online and companion content within the smartphone and tablet apps. Response from the audience of young science fans was overwhelmingly positive, and the screenings were praised by parents and staff as a great way to kick off he new school year.

 The WELA Youth Institute is committed to developing youth through creative digital arts. To learn more about their efforts,watch this video.