STEMS4Girls, Inc. (S4G) is on mission to increase the representation of minority females in science, technology, engineering, and math studies and careers through STEM focused after school enrichment programs. In doing so we aim to promote greater access to resources that provide support in securing entry to pathways that open up various areas of study in the sciences and technology, as well as, into communities of learners where our target demographics have been traditionally underrepresented.
As a 501(c)(3) public charity organization S4G's is passionate about building an inter-generational interdependent state-of-the-art STEM facility. Collective and collaborative actions will serve the community and help minority girls and youth succeed in pursuing and obtaining higher education in a STEM related field of study. Our commitment is to "turn stumbling blocks into ladders" that help our targeted demographics to be inspired, connected, engaged, supported, enriched, exposed and equipped to handle the impact of STEM in building sustainable, healthy communities.
STEMS4Girls (S4G) envision collaborative partnerships that will support and share resources to advocate for high-quality state of the art early childhood to adulthood STEM education. Through the funding for a state-of-the-art STEM facility, STEMS4Girls will operate 24-7 maximizing the use of its facility. The facility will be populated by clients, students, and children who will be engaged actively by educators, tutors, and mentors. This structure and support system will inspire the next generation of women to participate in replicating, promoting and sustaining STEM’s educational practices as professional practitioners in the workforce as mentors, educators, parents, innovators, community and business leaders.
STEMS4Girls (S4G) will offer:
Kaye Crawford is an early childhood educator, tutor, advocate, and former accountant. Ms. Crawford, founder of STEMS4Girls (S4G) realized that certain communities face enormous challenges in providing access to 21st century science and technology resources. These assets are required for exploratory and supportive opportunities to prepare for the prosperity that drives innovative communities - elements that are necessary for our demographic. Ms. Kaye holds a Bachelor's degree in business, and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education.
Ardella Dailey is an educator, advocate, and administrator. She is currently serving a 4 year term as board member of the Alameda Unified School District, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator at California State University, East Bay. She retired as superintendent of the Alameda Unified School District in 2008.
Dr. Lionel O. Greene, Jr. (retired) is a former NASA scientist, educator, and administrator. He has taught at the university level, and tutored elementary and high school students. Following his active retirement, his realization for the need for guidance in the science and technology arenas lead to roles as Director of Technology with Boys & Girls Clubs, and an appointment with the Goodwill Industries of America, Training and Education committee. Dr. Greene holds a Ph.D. in the Neural and Computational Sciences, and is a member of the African Science Institute.
Consultant, Mentor, and Supporter
left to right: Nai Vilabrea, Chloe Henderson, Raheem Pierre, Valencia Lawrence, Alexandra Reid, Sharmae Lamar (not pictured - Rona Jacobs, Sara Darensbourg, William Ricketts, Alona Nunoo, and Wendy Telleria)
Student volunteers use their education and skills to play an active role in setting goals and implementing strategies that help us to achieve our priorities.