STTE and SayWhat.tv partner with Nexstar Media's KTSM

STTE (SayWhat.tv) Partners with Nexstar Media Inc. (KTSM)

On July 9th, 2021 STTE Foundation Executive Director, Joseph Sapien partnered with Nexstar Media Inc. (KTSM) VP/General Manager, David Candelaria to offer teens real positive news to help their mental health. Stay tuned for more information regarding the partnership.

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Helping Teens with Mental Health

STTE, a nonprofit organization, has creatively designed SayWhat?!, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) content helping teens with mental health. We recognize in this digital era, teenagers, in particular, opt for social platforms as their primary source for authoritative news. Now more than ever, it is vital that their news outlets are not only reliable but engaging and impactful. STTE creatively designed a solution that provides school systems the necessary SEL content and inspires teens with positive educational information. Further, we intend to promote project-based learning programs like robotics, AR Science Fair, and entrepreneurship to a direct segment of teens thus helping increase participation and impact.

 SayWhat?! engages, inspires, and promotes STEAM and entrepreneurial news content delivered in a fun, informative, and engaging format.

SayWhat.tv seeks to provide SEL news content to schools in the following areas.

  • Engage, educate youth in career exploration and development
  • Build community in entrepreneurship and financial literacy
  • Inspire and influence the next generation through mentorship

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The Star Show 6: Girl Power

SayWhat.TV Exclusive: Women’s History Month Show: Find out who beat cancer and will be the youngest American with a prosthesis to enter space. Can you guess who the first nun to hold a voting position in the Vatican is? Check out the new woman powerhouse organization that is helping inspire young girls of all ethnicities. They even provide community service opportunities for young girls.

Educators: Want more Social Emotional Learning  (SEL) discussion and activities for your students? Click the Download button to dive deeper into the content covered in The Star.

The Star Show 5: Bio Medical, VR and Drones

The Star’s Valerie Corpus shares how delivery drones are helping impact Covid relief. Also see how VR is helping rehabilitate patients. Lastly hear from a cofounder who has a new invention that will change the blood testing industry. Stay to the end to hear about a first of its kind science competition. 

Educators: Want more Social Emotional Learning  (SEL) discussion and activities for your students? Click the Download button to dive deeper into the content covered in The Star.

The Star Show 4: Game of Esports

The Star’s Valerie Corpus explains how gaming is growing and making teens lots of money. Tamagotchis are back! See what’s new this time around.

Educators: Want more Social Emotional Learning  (SEL) discussion and activities for your students? Click the Download button to dive deeper into the content covered in The Star.

The Star Show 3: Entrepreneurship for All

SayWhat.tv welcomes the new Star Valerie Corpus. In this episode of The Star, we introduce you to a local entrepreneur who shares her story on success. We also recognize our new VP Kamala Harris and share a hidden secret at Spotify.

Educators: Want more Social Emotional Learning  (SEL) discussion and activities for your students? Click the Download button to dive deeper into the content covered in The Star.

Mija, Yes You Can

Hear from emerging women leaders in the community and learn how you can make a difference in your community.

Education: Esports

Are you a gamer or a school looking to grow the emerging E-sports industry? Check out this segment on E-sports and hear from Mike Pitcher, Director at UTEP who shares his insight on how E-Sports is growing and the future possibilities youth can expect.

The Gal Behind Fashion: Meet Local Entrepreneur Gesunia Legaspy

SayWhat.tv interviews Gal Fashion Founder, Gesunia Legaspy shares her secrets to success. Learn how she navigated during the pandemic and came out on top.

The Star Show 2

In this episode of ‘The Star’ features various stories, from a visit to the zoo to which companies are worth investing right now. This week’s episode gathered some stars like no other. 

Are you into nature, and your perfect day includes being surrounded by furry friends? The crew of Say What?! take a peek inside #ElPasoZoo.

‘The Star’ also features Ivan Huerta’s success story as a top programmer who met one of the first iPhone creators and was exposed to the world of entrepreneurship. Ivan combined these skills with his passion for computer science to start up his own company.

Lastly, Kenza Benomar, a stock star teaching you how to put extra money in your pockets. An easy-guide in how to start using stock-investment apps and her tips and tricks navigating the apps.

Educators: Want more Social Emotional Learning  (SEL) discussion and activities for your students? Click the Download button to dive deeper into the content covered in The Star.

Life Science at the Zoo

Alysha takes you behind the scenes at the El Paso Zoo to learn what career path you need to take to work there.

Do You Know What E-Trading Is?

Hear from an NMSU college student as she shares her experience and how you can learn to make money doing E-Trading.

Former Hanks High School Student Shares Success Story

Hear a story from one of  El Paso’s top programmer, Ivan Huerta, and his insider secrets on what his startup is working on to create magic.

The Star Show 1 on SayWhat?!

In our premier episode of ‘The Star’ featuring Mara Matosic, various stories, from a visit to the zoo to which companies are worth investing right now. This week’s episode gathered some stars like no other. 

 

Are you into nature, and your perfect day includes being surrounded by furry friends? The crew of Say What?! take a peek inside #ElPasoZoo.

 

‘The Star’ also features Ivan Huerta’s success story as a top programmer who met one of the first iPhone creators and was exposed to the world of entrepreneurship. Ivan combined these skills with his passion for computer science to start up his own company.

Lastly, Kenza Benomar, a stock star teaching you how to put extra money in your pockets. An easy-guide in how to start using stock-investment apps and her tips and tricks navigating the apps.

One on One with Earl Watson Jr.

Watch SayWhat?! Mara Matosic interview former NBA player Earl Watson Jr. Hear Earls personal journey and how his pursuit for education helped make him successful on and off the court. Did you know Earl was also the first Hispanic NBA Coach? SayWhat?! 

Sneak Peak Inside Spaceport America

Have you ever dreamed about going to outer space, exploring distant galaxies? What if we told you that dream is coming true and it’s only a few miles away from El Paso? SayWhat.tv was granted exclusive access inside Spaceport America. See how they are engineering aircrafts just like the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. Spaceport America, partnering with Virgin Galactica, Is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world– located in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Let’s take a look!

The Future Tortilla King

JR. Rosillo, Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO for Minerva Robotics shares his journey and advice on how to measure success.

Teachers Award Show

The Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation and CREEED recognized the exceptional accomplishments of eight El Paso-area educators as part of the 2021 STTE Foundation/CREEED Teacher Awards. Thanks to a partnership with KVIA-TV, this year’s Teacher Awards were presented during a broadcasted awards show.  

Educators recognized during an awards show displayed their dedication to students and families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by developing creative solutions to ensure children continued to learn and grow, even in virtual learning environments. Specifically, today’s winners have excelled at encouraging students to pursue careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (STEAM) fields, providing innovative approaches to curriculum, afterschool programming, and access to various means of professional development to students in the El Paso region. 

The eight awardees honored during this year’s event are:

  • Texas Gas Service Education Leadership Award – Fan Chen, El Paso Community College
  • STTE Foundation Regional Innovator Award – Laura Ramos, Hillside Elementary School, El Paso ISD
  • Western Tech Inspirational Pathway Award – Veronica Garcia, Americas High School, Socorro ISD
  • WestStar Bank Math Architect Award – Rosalinda Gaucin, Anthony Middle School, Anthony ISD
  • SayWhat.tv Technology Cultivator Award – Arturo Ordaz, Mesa Vista Elementary School, Ysleta ISD
  • TFCU Entrepreneurship Producer Award – Sherral Trotter, Northwest Early College High School, Canutillo ISD
  • CREEED Outstanding School Achievement Award – Claudia Anaya, Tornillo Intermediate School, Tornillo ISD
  • El Paso Electric STEAM Creator Award – Lisa Roskosky, Canutillo Middle School, Canutillo ISD

The 2021 STTE/ CREEED Teacher Awards was also sponsored by El Paso Electric, TFCU, Texas One Gas, WestStar Bank, and Western Tech. 

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Meet the SayWhat?! Team

Joseph Sapien

Executive Director
VISIONARY

Nicholas Venecia

Production Manager
Leader

Tirza Ortiz

Journalist
NEWS

Estefania Mitre

Journalist
INFLUENCE

Jose Torres

Editor
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