An analysis of recent employment and student population statistics indicates a need for greater representation of minority individuals in the atmospheric sciences. The author, a member of the AMS Board on Women and Minorities and director of a meteorology program in a New York City public school, suggests that when minority children are able to participate in highly motivational activities in meteorology they will make significant gains in basic skills, attitude toward science, and awareness of career opportunities in the atmopsheric sciences.

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1 Member of AMS Board on Women and Minorities.