Our mission is to make STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) more accessible to students who are underrepresented in these fields. This includes people of color, womxn, the LGBTQ+ community, those who have disabilities, non-English speakers, and other groups who have been historically excluded from STEM. To do this we utilize our four pillars which we identified as important aspects of STEM accessibility. The four pillars are: College & Career Readiness, Political & Legislative Engagement, Innovation & Research, and Mental Health.
Why is STEM Accessibility important?
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are fields that impact every human being's life every day. STEM accessibility is important to everyone, even those not pursuing STEM. Accessibility allows for a diversity of perspective which is what drives excellence and quality in these fields. If everyone in STEM came from the same background and had the same experiences we would lose out on so many discoveries and innovations as well as ineptly serve all of humanity. That's why it's important for these fields to be accessible to everyone which they are currently not. Millions of people across the world don't have the resources to pursue the STEM fields and we want to change that. Everyone, regardless of identity or geographic location, should be able to explore different fields and follow their dreams.