Who We Are

Our Mission

S2S’s mission is to inspire, motivate, and educate elementary, middle, and high school students in economically disadvantaged communities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM subjects) and foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

Our Vision

We aim to expand our signature STEM experiences and rigorous educational programs to reach 1 million students annually by the year 2030.

Our Impact

Since 2009, our hands-on STEM experiences, innovative programming, state-of-the-art Technology Centers, and direct interactions with professional scientists have had a profound impact on:

Individuals

51% of Pre-K students in the United States, many of whom are Black and Latino, are from low-income families.

  • To date, S2S programs have served over 120,000 students.

Communities

The majority of these students, about 28.7 million, reside in economically disadvantaged communities that lack access to critical resources including high-quality STEM education.

  • S2S provides students with essential skills and mentoring to inspire them to pursue in-demand 21st century careers, which in turn can help lift entire communities out of poverty.

Economy

STEM-focused corporations account for 70% of all U.S. jobs, and are growing at a rate of 50% faster than the national average. Without initiatives from organizations like S2S, there could be as many as 3.5 million unfulfilled STEM jobs by 2025.

  • S2S programs are helping prepare students to be part of a ready, diversified, and inclusive workforce that will fuel the needs of the economy.

Achievement Highlights

  • Developed a comprehensive, district-wide STEM solution for students in economically disadvantaged communities
  • Engaged over 120,000 students in S2S programs
  • Established two 10,000 sq. ft Technology Centers
  • Created a formal partnership with Newark Public Schools, New Jersey’s largest school district
  • Partnered with 30 New Jersey school districts and schools in Pennsylvania and North Carolina
  • Interacted with over 2,200 teachers
  • Involved more than 1,000 corporate and higher education volunteers
  • Partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for after school STEM programming
We Empower Students to Succeed with STEM
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