According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are projected to increase by about 1 million jobs by 2022, but the number of American college graduates qualified and expected to fill these roles is still falling short.
A recent report published by the National Science Foundation found that students from underprivileged backgrounds continue to lag behind their more privileged peers, limiting them from opportunities to be exposed to and to grow in STEM subjects that can lead to intellectually stimulating and rewarding careers.
We want to create opportunities for every kid to have an early exposure to computer programming and technological fields so that they can develop technical fluency and confidence in their ability to innovate through programming and other dynamic technologies.
We know that learning about technology is challenging, and making the leap from beginner-level to proficiency is often ill-defined and poorly facilitated. We provide accessible learning platforms (using our curriculum, open-source software and hardware) for kids (of a wide range of ages) to explore.