Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Studies
Kaye Crawford is a retired early childhood educator, tutor, mentor, advocate, and former accountant. She holds a Bachelor's degree in business, and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Kaye founded STEMS4Girls because she realized that certain communities face enormous challenges in gaining access to 21st century science and technology resources, and afterschool enrichment activities required for exploratory and supportive opportunities that prepare children to see themselves as future scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Through after-school enrichment and mentorship programs, Ms. Crawford seeks to provide equal access to resources and equity for all.
Dr. Ardella Dailey is an educator, advocate, and administrator. She is currently serving a 4 year term as a board member for the Alameda Unified School District, from which she retired as superintendent in 2008. She also serves as the Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator at California State University, East Bay.
Dr. Lionel O. Greene, Jr. was 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 led to his roles as the 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
Happy New Year STEMS4Girls Community,
Thank you for a successful 2020. Let’s continue to press beyond challenges, seize opportunities,
and strive to work towards a safe, healthy, and productive new year!
2020 Highlights – January 2020 – December 2020
Increased demand for our services during a pandemic as well as increased partnership support
changed the way STEMS4Girls (S4G) communicated and operated. We were challenged to
creatively use technology resources to advance our vision, which is to expand our outreach and
expose more youth to STEM education after school. We believe developing youth’s curiosity,
capacity, and interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields impacts how
they engage in their school classrooms, their homes, and community.
The spirit of generosity and thoughtfulness from our volunteers, partners, and donors helped us
move the needle forward in accomplishing the four initiatives of our mission.
Goal: Sustain and build capacity for programs and services to continue for another year.
● Over 50 youth participated in S4G initiatives throughout the year via virtual programs and in-
person sessions while adhering to safe health guidelines.
● Received approximately $23,000 through donations and grants. This $10,000 increase over
the previous year also resulted in our exceeding our end-of-year fundraising goal of $5,000.
Goal: Provide STEM Literacy programs and services into the homes of 30 families living in
underserved and rural communities at no cost to them.
● Developed a virtual platform to provide science and math tutoring service, which included
supplying equipment and internet service to families as needed.
● Hands-on STEM activities were offered during afterschool programs and through Saturday
sessions. Education and training were designed to increase curiosity and build skills that
youth could apply in their current school curriculum and throughout their education.
Goal: Increase number of active volunteers by 20.
● Recruited 30 volunteers which is 10 more than this year’s goal and 15 more than what was
recruited last year.
● While preparing and facilitating activities for the youth, volunteers were also exposed to new
and innovative STEM initiatives.
● Volunteers received practical hands-on administrative, event planning, fundraising,
recordkeeping experience and more by working with a start-up organization.
● Twenty-five respondents (volunteers) to a recent survey felt their work performed with S4G
was a valuable experience and that they were given responsibilities enabling them to apply
and learn new knowledge and skills that enhanced their personal and professional growth.
● Engaged in activities with several community organizations, including the Leon County
Public Library National endowment for the Arts Big Read grant.
Turning Stumbling Blocks into Ladders of Success – Year 4 Looks Promising
Our 2021 goal is to build on the outcomes of our four initiatives.
● Hire a program manager and a fund developer. We believe our ability to grow and develop
sustainable programs will hinge on seeking funding for these two positions.
● Seek more funding to maintain and expand our STEM+ science and math tutoring services.
We anticipate the demand for these services to continue to grow as we already have a
● By employing an innovative approach, we hope to increase the retention of our volunteers by
10% and eventually convert them to donors.
● Recruit retirees, professionals, college, and high school students to share their expertise
through mentoring and supplemental educational support services for our STEM Literacy
program as well as serve in S4G leadership positions.
Although the pandemic slowed us down, we have been solicited by several educational
institutions and other professional organizations to discuss the possibility of developing a
collaborative partnership with them. We look forward to exploring those opportunities and
growing our partnership base by forming new relationships from each sector of the community
and professional organizations.
We sincerely hope you will continue to support STEMS4Girls’ focus to increase the presence of
young women in STEM by advocating for more science and technology interactive afterschool
programs in all communities regardless of zip code. Together, we can build an innovative and
sustainable organization that is successful at exposing youth, who live in often forgotten and
marginalized communities, to the skill sets required to secure good paying jobs in a 21st century
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Again, thank you on behalf of S4G Board of Directors.
S4G Board of Directors
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