Grow A Generation makes meaningful Science, Technology, Engineering and Math [STEM] projects possible. We partner with students in grades 3-16, teachers and schools and help them bring to fruition portfolio worthy projects while partnering them with real world mentors at the cutting edge of 21st century exponential technologies that are transforming our economy and world.
Grow a Generation offers
- Fellowships: extended projects where fellows work with academics and professionals to bridge the communication abyss from highly technical to the general public. They develop
- children’s books,
- digital artifacts such as websites, videos, games, and virtual reality, or
- communities to enter leading science, maker, and STEM competitions.
- STEM Leadership Centers: opportunities to
- briefly immerse into a new STEM field or competition in a G-MITES camp,
- master a math or coding skill in our SKILLS LABS, or
- set out on a Fellowship journey to
- Find Your Passion,
- Map the Terrain of a unique emerging 21st field,
- Partner with an industry or academic Mentor,
- Develop a Digital Artifact (book, website, YouTube channel, video game or virtual reality experience),
- Become an Exponential Entrepreneur in our ODYSSEY LABS.
- Go on a STEM Career Tour to open your imagination into the careers, advanced degrees, and entrepreneurial opportunities of the future.
- Schedule an Consultation today to discover how Grow a Generation can work with you, your school, or your community center, to make meaningful projects possible and inspire a generation of STEM Athletes, Digital Storytellers, and World Changers.
In all these efforts, we put the student first, helping them become part of a generation ready for the 21st century world. A new conceptual age has dawned and it marks a shift in what jobs of the future will look like, makes obsolete many aspects of our current education system, includes changing global markets and an explosion of information access. A new generation is needed. It is a generation with the 21st century skills of innovation, critical thinking, collaboration, emotional intelligence, resilience, leadership and vision. It is a generation that is literate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It is a generation with unique experience applying their passions into project based and inquiry based opportunities.
Grow a Generation is committed to help you find or support the passion based opportunities your children and teens need to grow and thrive. Our mission is to give young people the tools and support to become digital storytellers, STEM athletes, and world changers by making meaningful projects that build a more just and beautiful world.
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