Advocating Change: A Message from our Founder
Malcolm X once said, “Education is the passport to the future.” At Project STEMinist, we firmly believe this to be the case. As a young student, the importance of education was greatly emphasized in my household because neither of my parents received a college education. They always have wanted me to have a career I enjoy and not just a job to pay my bills. Knowing that higher education could help me achieve this goal, they encouraged me to take difficult classes and supported me in pursuing my passions. However, advanced science and math subjects, specifically computer programming/typing and high-level math, were not offered at my public school. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to have parents who could expose me to these subjects and supply me with the tools I needed to compete with my private-school counterparts; but, I know there are kids out there who are less fortunate. Project STEMinist is designed to give young girls in under-represented schools and regions access to technology and the opportunity to explore science, computer programming, and math. Everyone should be exposed to these fields of study and have the opportunity to blossom and innovate.
We have created STEM kits with refurbished technology to deliver to public schools in Los Angeles and West Philadelphia as well as to the U.S.-Mexico border holding facilities in order to give young girls interested in STEM exposure to different careers in STEM/business and new technical skills. Students in need can receive anything from anatomy coloring workbooks and coding classes to iPads and grants for tutoring. All kits also contain inspirational figures of all backgrounds for students to learn about and look up to as well as my email for them to reach out for additional resources.
Hundreds of thousands of underfunded communities are home to young girls who want more exposure to math, technology, and science skills. At Project STEMinist, we aim to inspire and support this capable and emerging group of leaders in business, healthcare, and technology. Beyond assembling kits, we want to interact with kids at school and teach classes, such as typing, at public schools in Los Angeles. We also want to create a group of professionals in different STEM fields to mentor young girls. Our goal is to continue working with students in underserved Los Angeles public schools, girls who are in foster care, and families in ICE border detention centers. So, support us and the future leaders of our world!
*All kit materials are funded by sponsors and fundraisers. Project STEMinist defines itself as a global initiative and charity organization.
Kits for Low-Income Communities