STEM GREENHOUSE

Committed to growing STEM proficiency in vulnerable children to cultivate education and career success in Grand Rapids, Michigan and beyond.

Watch the STEM Greenhouse Story

Plant the seed.

Nuture the curiosity.

See Children Flourish.

SAGE

SAGE PROGRAM

A hands-on, applied science curriculum featuring sustainable agriculture, gardening, and ecology.

Sankofa STEM Academy

SANKOFA STEM ACADEMY

A 5-week intensive summer program which includes speakers, hands on experiential learning, and fun field trips.

STEM Scholars

STEM SCHOLARS

An after-school science club aimed to engage middle school students in activities that promote confidence and proficiency in STEM.

Kids Count Math Club

KIDS COUNT STEM CLUB

An interactive, after-school club serving 3rd – 5th grade students that makes STEM learning fun and easy to understand.

“All children deserve to have the academic foundation, mentoring, and role models they need to succeed in STEM.”

-Dr. Keli Christopher, Founder and Executive Director

 

STEM Greenhouse Founder, Dr. Keli Christopher is committed to cultivating the next generation of STEM professionals.

Our success stories

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More likely to take advanced math or science classes in high school

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More interested in attending college or university

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Increased "satisfactory" rating for school attendance

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More likely to take advanced math or science classes in high school

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More interested in attending college or university

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Increased "satisfactory" rating for school attendance

30.7% Increase

After spending 5 weeks at Sankofa STEM Academy, our 2021 middle school students achieved tremendous gains between their math pre and post-tests.

69% More Growth

STEM Scholars achieved more growth than expected on Michigan’s Math MAP Test, and 91% more growth than the non-STEM Scholars in the study.

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REVIEWS

Hear from our Community

“You made me believe I can go on and accomplish so much.”

CESAR

Former Staff Member

The beauty of STEM Greenhouse is that the students get to see someone who went to the same school, looks like them and is successful!

SONIA

Community School Coordinator,
Kent School Services Network

“It has really opened my eyes to different things. [I am] definitely thinking about being an engineer.”

GRACE

Former Sankofa STEM Academy Student

Support STEM Greenhouse

One of the best ways you can support our mission is by making a regular monthly contribution.