Even in the heart of Silicon Valley, the center of innovation and technology, some communities are clearly left out of the equation. We want to change that.
We aim to inspire a passion for STEM and lifelong learning by creating engaging opportunities for students of all backgrounds, including weekly after-school programs and community workshops where high schoolers build relationships with elementary school students to explore the fascinating nature of science together.
All funds will allow us to accomplish our vision and will be allocated to running our programs:
- Materials for after-school programs and community workshops:
- Safety goggles for chemistry labs
- Frogs and utensils for biology dissections
- Microscopes for biology workshops
- Robots for robotics workshops
- VR headsets and software for technology workshops
- So much more!
- Seed funding of $500 per individual school chapter for after-school program materials
- Running a free week-long summer camp for approximately fifty 3rd-6th graders (facility rentals, food, etc.)
Any contribution will be greatly appreciated!
$50 will supply one week's worth of materials for a classroom in our after-school program
$100 will fund one student's education in our after-school program for a year
$200 will supply materials for a chemistry community workshop and/or buy one robot for our robotics workshops, which will be re-used and live on for years to come. (Some of our library workshops consist of more than 50 kids!)
Since the beginning of 2019, we’ve conducted workshops at the East Palo Alto Library and partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula to bring our hands-on curriculum to fourth and fifth graders from all around the Ravenswood School District, where more than 98% of students are Latino/Pacific Islander/African-American and 44% are homeless.
With these pilot workshops and program and the generous support of BGCP and TutorCorps, we’ve adapted and refined our approach to teaching science to kids. We're now ready to bring our curriculum and philosophy to the greater community.
Together, we can make a difference.
When we invest in underrepresented youth, it doesn’t just benefit them—it benefits all of us. The students in our Curieus programs will soon be the ones running our world, and when they have access to the opportunities and resources they deserve, especially from a young age, amazing things start to happen. The wealth gap starts to close, racial barriers start to crumble, the diversity of perspectives leads to more innovative discoveries, and the world becomes a better place.
Your contribution will directly help us serve the future—the young students in our 2019 programs. Most importantly, although we are currently limited to experiments using simple at-home materials, we aim to spark curiosity and interest in our students by developing and delivering curriculum with interesting, high-quality materials and technology.
Help us empower the leaders of our future!
To learn more about Curieus and our mission, check out www.curieus.org.
Since we are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax receipts can be provided upon request.
- Haijing Zhang
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