Whether you're great, good or fair at Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), you can help make an impact on inner-city youth. Here's how: The Parris Foundation S.T.E.M.ulating Minds Weekend Enrichment Program has returned for the Spring 2021 school year. The program began after a successful summer pilot in 2012, and our subsequent programs have grown to continue to serve middle school students and high school students. With the growing impact on the community, we need your support to continue to bring STEM to our middle school and high school youth throughout New York City. As we expand to more locations to serve more youth, there is a growing need for volunteers!
How we do it:
The Parris Foundation curriculum combines innovative and interactive software and teaching techniques with hand-ons interdisciplinary experiments and activities to keep our students engaged with their passion for science and math!
About The Parris Foundation:
The Parris Foundation is dedicated to promoting educational opportunities and fostering awareness in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through scholarships and community outreach programs. The Parris Foundation's S.T.E.M.ulating Minds: Weekend Enrichment Programs provide extended learning opportunities to supplement and enhance in-school learning.
Mission The Parris Foundation is dedicated to promoting educational opportunities and fostering awareness in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) via scholarships and community outreach programs. The Parris Foundation currently fulfills its mission by: Providing scholarships to students from disadvantaged, socio-economic backgrounds who are enrolled in undergraduate programs in the STEM disciplines with a proven financial need Servicing disenfranchised communities by providing educational opportunities in STEM Collaborating with organizations focused on improving access to technology for low-income families Exposing adolescents and young adults to academic and professional opportunities in STEM
The Parris Foundation believes that attracting young people to STEM is the key to closing the achievement gap, and eradicating the disparity in academic performance between disadvantaged and privileged students. In an effort to break the cycle of poverty in underprivileged communities, The Parris Foundation equips disenfranchised students with the tools needed to pursue STEM disciplines, academically and professionally. The Parris Foundation’s programs and partnerships provide out-of-school learning activities to supplement, and enhance in-school learning. The lack of global competiveness the U.S has experienced in recent years will not improve unless we start molding the next generation of innovators and inventors at a young age. Moreover, the faces of STEM should be representative of the diverse world in which we live.
Exposure to STEM via The Parris Foundation programs:
Engage and intellectually challenge students to be innovative, analytical thinkers and problem solvers
Create an environment where STEM fundamentals are not just read in a text book, but instead, made applicable to real-world scenarios
Nurture students’ innate curiosity to learn and explore
Showcase the vast opportunities available in all facets of STEM
Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 - Sat May 22, 2021
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.