ILLUMINATING THE MINDS AND HEARTS OF CHILDREN IN HOUSTON
PART TWO OF FOUR THE BRILL KIDS TALKS SUMMER PROGRAMMING
The Brilliant Lecture Series presented guest speakers Neal R. Pellis, NASA Johnson Space Center; Lisa Neasbitt, NASA 21st Century Explorer Project; Dr. Charles W. Lloyd, NASA Johnson Space Center. Each of them shared background on themselves with the kids and helps direct their vision to the future with the thoughts of Space Exploration and the importance of obtaining the very best education they can.
This was the second of three summer series planned for summer of 2007– which are specifically designed to encourage young people to view their own lives with fresh eyes and offer opportunities for growth and development by hearing how prominent people in the community have accomplished their own goals. Each made the point to students that it takes "ALL KINDS" of people to make a great space program and to Explore. The environments for this series are more intimate and allow greater opportunities for dialogue with the speakers than do the larger events: “……A Conversation with Sir Sidney Poitier” for example.
Two more BRiLL KiDS Talks are planned. The next will focus on financial Literacy with the help of Capital One, Prudential and the Federal Reserve Bank on September 11th and HIV/AIDS in October 2007.