Israel is on the cutting-edge of global technology and scientific innovation – in medicine, biotech, clean energy, agritech and water technology. But how can Israel stay ahead of the innovation curve?
Atidim’s newest program, New Frontiers is leading the way. This program harnesses the talent of outstanding young teens from underserved communities and gives them the opportunity for highly advanced studies in science, engineering and technology.
With New Frontiers 3,000 of the brightest young people from the periphery have been chosen to study in small groups and get a head start in the highly competitive fields of medicine, engineering and the sciences
In addition to six hours of additional STEM studies a week, these teens engage in empowerment and social activities that give them the confidence to believe in themselves and in their ability to get a college education and excel in innovative fields.
In the northern city of Tzfat, New Frontiers participants are learning medicine in conjunction with the city’s new school of medicine. At the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, a new program was launched for space and aeronautics education. In the Western Galilee, talented teens are learning medicine and water engineering, while in the Negev New Frontiers is focused on mechanical engineering. The young women scientists from all over the country are studying exact sciences. All will serve in the army and pursue these fields in college.
New Frontiers participants learn to think bigger, reach higher and believe in their ability to make a difference – for Israel and the world. They are Israel’s future.