To empower underserved children to explore and learn using STEM-based technology and resources.
A society where all children feel inspired & prepared to contribute to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
What is STEM?
STEM is a curriculum that is based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM is all around us, from the professions we have today to the future careers of tomorrow. However, for many students in Atlanta and around the United States, the opportunities to have early educational experiences with hands-on opportunities in STEM are simply not there. We want to help open the doors of opportunity for all students!
Why is STEM so important?
According to National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, "African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinos— who have historically comprised a minority of the U.S. population are growing in size and influence. Currently, they constitute 30 percent of the U.S. population, but by 2050, these groups will account for greater than 40 percent of the U.S. population. Underrepresented minorities are particularity missing in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Higher education experts say this gap poses an alarming problem not only to universities but also to the nation as a whole."
In addition, the demand for STEM jobs is high, and it is increasing at an exponential rate. A recent publication from the Smithsonian Science Education Center projected 2.4 million STEM jobs went unfilled in 2019.
These are staggering statistics that we simply can't ignore.
With your help, STEM for Every Child, Inc. will fill in gaps in elementary, middle, and high schools so that each child, regardless of race or socioeconomic background, can one day envision a career in the STEM field.