with bright individuals in underrepresented communities
MAKING A STEMPACT
Moving from one’s home country, making new friends, and even learning a new language are stressful life events that immigrant and refugee children and youth have to encounter. Having to focus on their education amidst such events may cause them to feel discouraged and helpless when faced with difficulties in their studies. Immigrant and refugee children tend to make the early decision to disengage from STEM particularly due to a lack of guidance, curated to their needs, causing them to feel intimidated by the prospects of higher education or careers in STEM.
STEMpacts aims to provide enjoyable, hands-on STEM education to immigrant and refugee children, as well as encourage STEM higher education and careers through mentorship and support tailored to the needs of immigrant and refugee youth.
Create a network of guidance and support through our programs to help youth understand that their backgrounds should not be a barrier to pursuing STEM.
Educate youth on higher education and a career in STEM.
Give youth the opportunity to hone their interests in STEM and decide if it is a path they wish to pursue.
Cultivate a supportive and open environment for children to enjoy and take an interest in STEM topics
Instill hard and soft skills through hands-on learning that they will continue to apply in their daily lives, especially when working with STEM topics