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Mission Statement

Our Mission JerseySTEM is a grassroots 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math ("STEM") education to pre-teen and teenage girls and underserved children in New Jersey. We partner with socially responsible companies and their employees, youth organizations in underserved communities, and civic-minded college students and universities. Together we develop and deliver innovative, hands-on afterschool projects and inquiry-based learning opportunities that develop teamwork, 21st century problem solving skills, and self esteem. Our Goals Reduce the gender gap in STEM participation by serving 25,000 girls by 2025 Bridge the innovation gap in STEM education by introducing novel formats for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Address the opportunity gap by expanding access to STEM programs in underserved communities

Description

Incorporated in 2013, JerseySTEM started bringing afterschool enrichment programs to middle school girls in 2015.
We have since provided 1,000 students with exposure to afterschool enrichment programs delivering more than 20,000 hours of instruction. Students learn to code, build robots, solve problems and through that process gain self-esteem and confidence that they can be the leaders of tomorrow.

Reviews

Average Review 4 reviews

Would you recommend JerseySTEM?

by Bernadeth D. from TX (January 31, 2019)
I am loving my experience with JerseySTEM. I am given tasks that I enjoy doing. And it makes me proud to be part of this organization when a group of young students, who are being coached by our volunteers, just recently won a competition.
by Richard M. (January 21, 2019)
Working towards connecting today's youth with STEM related subject matter is rewarding.
by Chris F. from CA (December 25, 2018)
Poor communication and lack of skilled leadership in senior roles. Difficult to learn, ask questions or even share your opinion, asking for a commitment which is not sustainable over a longer time, retention very low.
by Kalaida H. (November 27, 2018)
Lack of clear functions and processes around HR. Rapid turnover and discontent due to micromanagement and competing priorities that do not align to organizational bandwidth. Compliance issues present ethical concerns as well.