Whether in-person or virtually, we have several customizable programs to offer.
As a result of COVID-19, we have transitioned many of our programs to a virtual space.
We work with educators & administrators to provide a responsive mix of in-school and after-school programming that exposes students to future possibilities, builds career skills and self-confidence, and helps students see a place for themselves in STEAM careers.
We provide a variety of options that expose young people to future possibilities, helping to build career skills, self-confidence, and a vision for themselves in STEAM careers.
We curate 60-75 minute career awareness shows that we call “the adrenaline shot of vision.” Presented by Youth Engagement Specialist, DJ Anghelli, our show packages career technical education in a relevant, artistic vehicle to reach youth where they’re at. We use a mix of live performance, slides, videos, interactive teaching, and motivational speaking to educate students about booming career paths across the STEAM spectrum.
GUEST SPEAKER SERIES
We coordinate classroom visits by diverse industry professionals sharing their story and occupation. Through these sessions, we aim to expose students to various STEAM careers and help connect academics to careers. Our staff help curate the experience and facilitate a meaningful discussion where students can ask questions and connect on a deeper level.
Whether in-school or after-school, short sprints or year-long programs, our workshops provide hands-on, project-based learning environments where students can express themselves and inspire their peers.
Music Ambassadors – Performance and songwriting for a purpose! Students research STEAM careers and write songs to engage their peers about designing their future. We coach students to perform at final school-wide assemblies to help shift the culture of confidence and belief through peer to peer messaging.
Video Ambassadors – Students create music videos of songs created in Music Ambassadors, which are screened at school-wide assemblies and distributed online. We train students to produce videos that impact their peers, including profile videos of diverse STEAM professionals. Video Ambassadors teaches hands-on filmmaking through the lens of career awareness and equity.
Future Engineers – A hands-on environment that fosters student learning in electricity and engineering. Students build their own electrical circuits and powered-devices, from simple LED light circuits to designing wearable electronics. We teach coding (using Scratch), and engineering, using low-cost materials. Through much needed exposure to these rapidly evolving tools, we are able to seed a long-lasting relationship to STEAM.
Awareness: We start with a kick-off assembly to ignite awareness of relevant careers. Then, facilitate monthly guest speaker discussions.
- Music Ambassadors
- Video Ambassadors
- Future Engineers
- Mid-Term Assembly – We hold a mid-term pre-testing Assembly to keep their spirits and effort elevated, and feature student-created media.
- Final Showcase – In front of their peers, students perform, screen their videos, and showcase their creative and technical projects.
“STEAM Powered” Video Series
We co-produce a profile video series where diverse professionals share their stories and provide tips and advice. So far, we’ve featured engineers, designers, and data analysts who work at Pandora, Adobe Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and Sandia National Laboratories. Along with distribution on Youtube, social media, and list serve, “STEAM Powered” videos are featured in our school assembly shows.
Our philosophy is that if we expose youth to numerous diverse role models, connect careers to
things that they’re interested in, and engage them in hands-on technical and artistic
programming, then they’ll have a vision of what they can become, and therefore be more
invested in their educational journeys going forward.
We are honored by the opportunity to educate, empower, inspire and activate underrepresented
youth to be a part of the expanding STEAM landscape and economy.