STEM Kids NYC in the News

April 2022

Two years ago, Verizon put out a call for grant applications to NYC STEM organizations to propose innovative ways to close the digital divide in the city. Eight organizations were awarded a combined total of $3 million in grant funding to expand STEM programming through unique approaches to increasing digital access and literacy. 

With the Verizon funding, these organizations have rolled out STEM learning kits for students, integrated culturally diverse and competent STEM curriculum into school and afterschool programs, and purchased equipment that helps those learning STEM succeed.

Pop Social Enterprise August 2021

In this issue we highlight a mission-driven nonprofit founded by an African-American woman who is "Making A Difference" (MAD) transforming the lives of underserved students in low-income communities through STEM programming.Yvonne Thevenot is the Founder and Executive Director of STEM Kids NYC, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides a year-round intensive suite of STEM education programs for PreK-12 scholars.

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amNewYork, June 2016

InTheNews2 Sep 14,2020

On a sunny August evening, a few dozen high school students logged into Zoom for a final presentation. The showcase was the culmination of two months of work, which led students through a rigorous process of conducting research on a topic of their choice, developing a prototype, turning it into a wireframe, and then putting it all together using Javascript to create a working app. Now, it was time to show off.

Sheilamary Koch

Monday, September 14, 2020

From paper waste to police brutality, 145 children and teens took a deep dive into the social issues that most concern them this summer. They studied news articles on their topic; learned about organizations working on the issue; studied the problems’ history and explored contributing causes; expanded out to related issues and narrowed in on specifics. Sounds like a good social justice project, right?