Finding Tech Support
How to find backing for STEM education
The digital divide is not insurmountable. Organizations are investing dollars, equipment and time to ensure a diverse swath of students have access to the information and skills needed to become the next generation of tech leaders. Connecting with that support pipeline doesn’t have to be difficult, either. You just need to know where to look. The programs listed below are all supported by AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature philanthropic program. However, they merely scratch the surface of the resources available.
- Young Science Achievers Program (YSAP) provides opportunities for 9th–12th graders from underrepresented communities to complete STEM research or innovation projects by providing them the equipment and materials needed for a robust experiment.. The program also provides tools, resources, and mentorship to students.
- Maker Camp is a simple, fun way for kids to get involved in making, whether in public libraries, community groups, makerspaces, at home, or by going online. Makers are kids of all ages who are creative, resourceful and curious about developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them.
- Genesys Works changes the trajectory of underprivileged high school students’ lives by providing them with IT and professional skills training and a meaningful paid internship at a major corporation during their senior year in high school.
- DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.
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