WHO WE ARE
Every child deserves the opportunity to dream and feel inspired. Ten years ago, two University students recognized a lack of core STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) within Elementary Schools in the heart of New York. Together, they founded START (Students, Teachers, and Researchers Teach) Science. Today, START Science has expanded worldwide, partnering with University Students in Canada, the United States, and Africa (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda) to bring hands-on Science learning to elementary students in low socioeconomic areas. The power of education and mentorship transforms lives when youth are equipped with the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century.
HOW IT WORKS
We partner with University Students to teach in local elementary schools, at no expense to the schools. The activities are conducted with a “START Leader” for every 3-4 students, allowing for individualized attention and guidance. The modules are created with teams of University students in each STEM related field, lending access to University networks and modern learning. In a recent study on START Science, students enrolled showed 22% higher overall positive attitudes toward STEM than a class without START. Over the past decade, we have expanded from our start at Yeshiva University to form 8 additional chapters around the world, serving more than 40 schools at multiple grade levels.
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"