Series at WNET Makes Math Fun
New York has appointed Macenje “Che Che” Mazoka as the national
outreach project director for Cyberchase, the station’s new animated
series and multi-media project designed to engage children, ages
8-11, in the fun and challenges of math. Thirteen, a major producer
of programming for PBS, expects the series to premiere on public
television stations across the country early in 2002. The outreach
will include a web component and a variety of educational print
a real need to be proactive in ensuring that young people in the
United States have the knowledge and skills to meet the international
standards of math and ultimately find success in any number of
career choices,” Mazoka said. “Cyberchase is a major step in that
direction. The series, combined with the educational outreach
activities, make math fun, accessible and interesting,, particularly
to girls and minority youth in afterschool and community-based
Mazoka is a longtime media professional who has worked in almost
every facet of television, from writing to production, and from
serving as on-air talent to working behind-the-scenes on educational
projects. She serves as director of youth outreach at Thirteen.
more information about Cyberchase, visit www.thirteen.org.
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