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Este2M Dreamers

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Mission

To educate, mentor and serve the community by providing quality Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Math (ESTe2M) all while building self-confidence in youth. Our mission is to normalize STEM education for all abilities. With our commitment to competence, creativity, and confidence, we are well-equipped to empower the next generation of STEM leaders!

Ruling year info

2018

Principal Officer

L. Taylor Starr

Co Principal Officer

Ariel Leslie

Main address

1221 Sylvan Ave

Dallas, TX 75208 USA

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EIN

83-1749860

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Build confidence, competence and creativity in students through hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Math (STe2M).

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

After School Program

We offer a STEM after-school program tailored to students of all ages interested in engaging and educational projects. For elementary schoolers, our program offers fun and challenging projects. For example in the egg drop projects they have to protect an egg from breaking when they drop it. Meanwhile, middle schoolers can participate in rocket-building projects that teach them about airflow and encourages them to make predictions about their rockets' performance. In high school, students learn how to work with technology like Cricut machines and how electronic flows work in parallel and series. We offer a variety of other engaging projects for students to participate in. This well-rounded program is sure to capture the imagination and inspire the curiosity of students at every age level.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

The Speaker Series connects young people with STEM professionals through webinars that are incredibly valuable for students looking to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. By hearing from professionals about their journeys and experiences, students gain a better understanding of what it takes to succeed in these fields, and they can gain insights into the day-to-day work of STEM professionals. These webinars also provide an opportunity for students to ask questions and engage with professionals. This can help them build valuable connections and expand their knowledge and skills. Overall, the speaker series is an excellent initiative that can help inspire and guide the next generation of STEM professionals.

Population(s) Served

The Mentorship initiative for students in STEM connects students with experienced professionals in their field of interest, where they can gain valuable insights, advice, and guidance that can help them navigate the challenges of pursuing a career in STEM. By partnering with professionals in the STEM industry, students can gain hands-on experience, learn about the latest innovations and technologies, and build valuable connections for their future careers.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ESTe²M Dreamers aims to provide underprivileged youth with quality STEM education, promote interest in STEM among all backgrounds with a focus on girls and underrepresented groups, and fill the skills gap in the STEM workforce. Through our hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Math (STe²M), we strive to build confidence, competence, and creativity in students. Our goal is to inspire and empower young people to pursue successful careers in STEM, equipping them with the skills and mindset needed to excel in these fields.

Our strategies include providing educational opportunities, offering hands-on learning experiences, partnering with schools and businesses, and implementing programs like our After School Program. We integrate interdisciplinary components, encourage mentorship, and emphasize practical application to build competence, creativity, and confidence in STEM fields. Education is the great equalizer and a means for equipping any child with the necessary tools to realize the American dream. Children throughout Texas receive vastly unequal educational experiences and opportunities due to substantial differences in funding within the school districts. One way to solve this problem and help bridge the educational gap in our great state is to provide an opportunity for kids to learn while building their self-esteem and expanding their creativity.

ESTe²M Dreamers has the capabilities to meet our goals through our expertise in STEM education and our dedicated team. We have developed effective programs and curriculum designs that promote hands-on learning and foster interest in STEM among young people. Our partnerships with schools, community organizations, and businesses enable us to reach a wide audience and provide access to quality STEM education. We have a strong network of STEM professionals who serve as mentors and role models, inspiring students to pursue STEM careers. With our commitment to competence, creativity, and confidence, we are well-equipped to empower the next generation of STEM leaders.


ESTe²M Dreamers has made significant progress in advancing our mission of promoting STEM education and fostering interest in STEM among youth. We have successfully implemented various programs, such as our summer Internship and mentoring program, reaching diverse groups of students and inspiring them to pursue careers in STEM fields. Our partnerships with schools and businesses have expanded, allowing us to provide more educational opportunities and resources. Through our efforts, we have helped bridge the gap in access to quality STEM education and have seen an increase in the representation of underprivileged and underrepresented groups in STEM.

As we continue our journey, we are actively seeking new partners and corporations to join us in our mission. We aim to grow and expand with new corporate partnerships, leveraging their expertise and resources to enhance our programs and reach an even wider audience. Additionally, we are planning to introduce new programs that specifically focus on youth with different learning and physical disabilities, such as autism. By providing inclusive opportunities and tailored support, we strive to empower and nurture the talents of all young individuals, ensuring that no one is left behind in the pursuit of STEM education and careers.

Financials

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/31/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American

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