STEM

SCHOLARS

AFTER-SCHOOL STEM PROGRAMMING

FOR STUDENTS WITHOUT ACCESS

STEM Scholars is designed to engage middle school students in activities that promote confidence and proficiency in STEM.

Hands-on

Science

Innovative

engineering Projects

training in the

latest technology

Emphasized retention

and growth in math

Hands-on

Science

Innovative

engineering Projects

training in the

latest technology

Emphasized retention

and growth in math

CRITICAL MATH SUPPORT

closing the gap has never been more important

 

8th Grade Math Proficiency Kent County

  • Black Students 12.1% 12.1%
  • White Students 57.8% 57.8%

11th Grade Math Proficiency Kent County

  • Black Students 8.1% 8.1%
  • White Students 50.9% 50.9%

*Data taken from KConnect and MISchoolData.org

MEET OUR STEM SCHOLARS

get to know some of our students

Sometimes, the best way to understand the true impact of a program is directly from the mouth of the participants. Our students are hardworking, fun, excited students who you can meet in the video below.

OUR IMPACT

in numbers

Although we are a true-to-form, data-loving, STEM program and excited to share our impact with you, please know that we are most invested in our student’s individual personal and academic victories.

THE BREAKDOWN

a struggling state, and a county behind

In Michigan, all students are required to take the MSTEP assessment. According to MISchoolData.org, the state-run data hub, during the 2020-2021 school year, 8th-grade students in science were overwhelmingly behind.

Students rated “Partially or Not Proficient”

  • Students in Michigan 77.4% 77.4%
  • Students in Kent County 71.3% 71.3%
  • White students in Kent County 64.3% 64.3%
  • Black or African American students in Kent County 94.7% 94.7%

our supporters

There is a familiar African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child.
We are honored you choose to be part of our village.

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SPECIAL THANKS

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OUR TEAM

STEM SCholars STAFF

Dr. Keli Christopher

PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND INSTRUCTOR

JHAY LEVI-ALFORD

STEM INSTRUCTOR

Francois Pierre

TEACHER’S ASSISTANT

Dr. Keli Christopher

PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND INSTRUCTOR

JHAY LEVI-ALFORD

STEM INSTRUCTOR

Francois Pierre

TEACHER’S ASSISTANT

Interested in

joining stem scholars?
Join the waitlist

*Please note, our spaces are very limited.  We currently serve 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from Dickinson Pk-8th, Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy Pk-8th, Alger Middle School, and Southwest Middle on a first-come-first-serve basis.