To create and execute interactive and culturally relevant programs to excite underrepresented students about STEM and facilitate pathways into STEM careers.
To fuel a STEM workforce that is fully reflective of the racial background and social demographics of the population at-large. By 2020, Fascinate aspires to provide experiences for 100,000 students about STEM careers and teach them 500,000 STEM skills. Additionally, Fascinate aspires to ensure that 10,000 students from our served population apply for more intensive STEM programs from our partners.
What We've Achieved
Produced over 10 STEM/STEAM programs
Mobilized over 50 volunteers in New York City
Raised $30,000 to develop program
Launched magiccoolbus.org to publicize initiative
Incorporated in the State of New York
Received 501 (c)(3) status
Designed 2D prototype of bus
Surveyed K-12 instructors across the country to gauge student interest in the project
Proposed partnerships with nonprofits who grant scholarships to STEM students
Awarded Tiny Fellowship Grant by 4.0 schools
Held First and Second Pilot Programs at Microsoft
Partnerships with over 10 STEM & Community orgs including Google, MIT Media Lab, and Children’s Aid