This Car Racing School is Making STEM Education Fun for Philly Youth

The Urban Youth Racing School is focused on getting underprivileged kids interested in STEM careers by teaching them about motorsports.

For the last 26 years, the Fishtown-based UYRS has been teaching students about engineering and technology by framing it around racing cars and drones. Founder and executive director Anthony Martin wants kids who are underrepresented in the racing industry to know they can successfully pursue whatever career path they choose.

“At the end of the day, the goals are for students to get an education and for students to really be involved in this technology side,” Martin said. “Because again, the way things are going — everything is technology.”