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< / STEAM > Leadership Academy
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM jobs are growing faster than any other U.S. sector with a set increase of 17% between 2014 and 2024. Still, despite the fact that nearly half of U.S. children are girls and an increasing number are underrepresented minorities, STEM fields are concentrated among white and Asian men.
< / STEAM > Leadership Academy is a 7-week virtual enrichment program for parents of color seeking to sharpen their child’s confidence, independence, and interest in STEAM subjects. Suitable for children ages 3-5, the < / STEAM > LA Exploration Program is 100% donation-based (pay-what-you-can) in order to remain accessible to all interested families.
At A Glance
Total Past Explorer Families
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On the Explorer Community Portal,
< / STEAM > LA Explorer Families can:
join Weekly virtual activities
Virtually engage in live and on-demand activities with your child that promote experiential learning.
Explore Curated Resources
Dive into resources curated to support the skills explored in activities each week.
Access Partner Discounts
Enjoy discounts on relevant products and services for you and your child from our amazing partners.
Build Connections With Other Parents
Communicate with other parents in the cohort through the discussion forum.
All activity sessions, curated resources, and parent discussion topics follow weekly themes that encourage the development of vital skills (such as curiosity, independence, and problem-solving ability) that support success in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and leadership roles later in life.
- Week 1 - My Place In the World: Getting to Know Ourselves & Each Other
- Week 2 - Science: Understanding Actions and Reactions
- Week 3 - Technology: Make your own video
- Week 4 - Engineering: Building the Tower
- Week 5 - Art: Mixed Media Artistry
- Week 6 - Math: You Can Count on Me!
- Week 7 - Leadership: Follow Me, mommy & Daddy
Sherron, Your Facilitator!
Hi, I’m Sherron Pearson! I help Explorer Parents connect with their children in meaningful ways. Leveraging my Master’s degree in Instructional Technology and 8+ years of experience as a developer, I translate critical STEAM and leadership skills into interactive activities for you and your child.
< / STEAM > Leadership Academy addresses today’s lack of diversity in S.T.E.A.M. disciplines. We help parents of color to expose their children to fundamental concepts and skills that will serve as a solid foundation for a path in S.T.E.A.M. later in life.
We Appreciate Your Support!
Our virtual programs are 100% donation-based to ensure all families interested in participating have the ability to do so. Help us continue serving families of color with your support.
Current Explorer Families
Access your weekly S.T.E.A.M. activities sessions, themed curated resources, partner company special discounts, and even connect with other Explorer parents within your cohort →
If you have any questions, or would simply like to get in touch, please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!