STEAM ACHIEVERS is a Signature Program of S.N.A.C. Educational Services (STEAM National Achievement Collaborative), a 501(c)(3) organization.
STEAM Achievers’ principal objective is to bridge the STEAM education and academic achievement gap for students from diverse backgrounds by providing unique, innovative, real-world experiences in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
ü Our hands-on curriculum strategically fosters exploration along with the excitement for learning and subsequently pursuing STEAM pathways among girls and boys ages 5-18.
ü Students build critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and collaboration skills through interdisciplinary, project-based learning activities that build interest and confidence in STEAM subjects in school and beyond.
ü Designed to increase student motivation for further STEAM study, our multidisciplinary approach strategically helps students discover their potential for success in future STEAM careers.
ü STEAM Achievers activities are aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications and numerous TEKS for Math and Language Arts.
Impact and Achievements
Successful Spring 2017 STEAM Achievers Purpose Hackathon at University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)
STEAM Achievers Purpose Hackathons and STEAM Achievers scholars from North Hills Preparatory featured on WFAA Channel 8 News on May 5, 2017
Purpose Hackathon Highlights:
Scholars from numerous ISDs, charter and private schools team up to design video games for children with autism at the Spring STEAM Achievers Purpose Hackathon (pH), at UTD
STEAM Achievers, with the help and support of a large team of mentors and executives from organizations in S.T.E.A.M. fields including Medicine, Engineering and Technology, was thrilled to engage scholars from different Independent School Districts, Charter and Private schools in giving back their time and talent to solve real world problems in the community. This was through the Spring STEAM Achievers Purpose Hackathon (pH), at University of Texas at Dallas held on Saturday May 13, 2107. We are pleased to be rebooked for October 14th at UTD. Video Link: https://steamachievers.org/media
Theme: Kids Giving Back – Designing Video Games for Children with Autism
Microsoft Partners with STEAM Achievers on Microsoft Digigirlz High Tech Camp as Part of Microsoft Global Diversity and Inclusion Platform
Microsoft invited STEAM Achievers to partner with them on the annual Microsoft Digigirlz High Tech Camp on August 1-2 at Microsoft Corporation in Las Colinas, Irving, Texas.
STEAM Achievers Summer Programs Successfully Launched in 5 City of Dallas Locations
STEAM Achievers Summer Programs launched successfully in 5 Dallas locations on June 12th, serving more than 250 scholars every week, most from low income single mother head-of-household families. A few scholars are within the autism spectrum among other disabilities.
250+ STEAM Achievers Featured at the Mayor’s Youth Fitness Initiative and Present and Test Video Games before 3,000 Attendees
250+ STEAM Achievers K-12th grade were featured at the Mayor’s Youth Fitness Initiative in front of 3,000 peers from Dallas Parks and Recreation Centers and DISD summer camps on July 22, 2017
Scholars presented some of the video games they have been learning to design for children with autism and invited the audience to test their video games. These amazing scholars hope to receive scholarships to be able to attend the Biannual STEAM Achievers Purpose Hackathon on October 14th at UTD.
This was their first time participating in the 9-week STEAM Achievers Summer Programs.
STEAM Achievers After School Programs Expand their Reach in the 2017-2018 Academic Year
STEAM Achievers continues its work at Uplift North Hills Preparatory and begins 2017-2018 afterschool and summer programs in up to 24 locations including DISD, the City of Dallas and Harmony Public Charter Schools, among other locations.