Problem We Address:
Our society is shifting to a technology-driven innovation economy – bypassing urban youth.
More than 40% of Massachusetts jobs are in the science, technology, and engineering (STEM) fields; nearly one in four jobs involve computer science/information technology (IT) skills – and the percentages are accelerating.
Urban youth are not adequately exposed to these high-growth fields.
Without interest-igniting exposure and skill building, urban youth are locked out from these STEM fields – resulting in widening inequality.
We are collaborating with school districts to address this inequity.
→ Give Urban Youth an On-Ramp to the STEM Jobs of the Future
→ Open their eyes to a world of possibilities and interests
→ Give them meaningful engagement with the technologies of the future
Create a collaborative network of STEAMSTUDIO academies in vocational/technical schools and urban high schools in MA and throughout the U.S. - that sparks a transformation of learning in urban communities.
* The Massachusetts Innovation Schools initiative signed into law in January 2010, provides educators and other stakeholders across the state with the opportunity to create new in-district and autonomous schools that can implement creative and inventive strategies, increase student achievement, and reduce achievement gaps while keeping school funding within districts.
STEAM STUDIO EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Our foundation is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that includes MIT faculty, staff, and team members experienced in K12, industry, and the Arts. Donations are tax-deductible and proceeds go directly to fund the academies, teacher training and other support programs, and curriculum development.
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