The African American achievement gap is one
of the most important challenges our community
faces today, and we need to disrupt it.
By cultivating curiosity and developing a rigorous work ethic within our underserved youth through STEM/STEAM programs at a younger age, we can provide the children of our communities with fruitful educational careers that will set them up for success throughout their lives. A few ways we do so:
Championing equality in learning, by taking the necessary steps to insure that no child is left behind because of bias.
By fighting against disproportionate discipline policies that villainize our children in the same classrooms they’re supposed to be nurtured.
Through mentoring and opening their eyes to the unlimited possibilities of a higher education.
Creating awareness and providing exposure to the world of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that will prioritize their success.
Featured Education Resources
Code Next is a computer science education program for Black and Latino high school students. Every Saturday, participants learn programming languages and create projects that develop them into the next generation of tech leaders.
Parent's Guide to STEAM
Parental involvement and encouragement at a young age can truly have an impact in the classroom, and beyond. Our intensive STEAM programming designed for students recognizes parental roles in STEAM Education.
The Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholarship Program
The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship of $3,500, is an award that memorializes Young’s commitment to educational equity for young people. Each year, awards ranging between$1,500-$3,500, are given to exceptional high school seniors throughout the city.