The Importance of STEM

Together We Rise is committed to ending educational inequality through our academic scholarship and supplemental initiatives like our Back 2 School Pack program. To help foster youth further, Together We Rise is pledging to introduce STEM education to 5,000 children
in foster care by 2022.

Goal: 5,000
Help Build the Next Generation of Innovators

STEM is More Important than Ever!

Research shows that when children engage with STEM concepts it increases science literacy while promoting critical thinking.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

The goal of this sponsorship is to support children in foster care and help them develop an interest in technology and engineering. By supporting this program you are helping children build their confidence in school and their personal lives.

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A Child in Foster Care Receives a STEM Box

Single Stem Box

Single STEM Box

Provide tools for academic
success for one child.

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The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 5% growth in non-STEM careers between 2018 and 2028, while the number of STEM-related jobs is predicted to grow by almost 9%. This translates out to roughly 10.6 million positions.

Unfortunately, children in foster care are already behind and struggling academically. When a child enters foster care, they may move more than four times in their first year in care. For those children who grow up in the system, they can move more than 15 times in their young lives. When they are moving this often includes schools. The transitions to new homes can negatively impact educational success, contributing to low high school, and college graduation rates. How can children exiting foster care succeed without a strong education foundation?

Every Single Day we help over 250 kids in Foster Care Nationwide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a STEM Box?

A STEM Box is a kit to help empower and inspire children in foster care. Sadly, children in foster care often move frequently, this impacts their academic readiness and success. Together We Rise created the STEM Box to support children in foster care and help reduce education gaps.

A regular STEM Box includes a Dinosaur Dig Kit, Waddle Bot, Catapult, Tangram Kit, lightbulb cup, lanyard, paper insert, and an activity booklet.

Where do STEM Boxes go?

STEM Boxes are sponsored by our supporters. We redistribute them to children in foster care through our foster agency partners or directly to foster families requesting them for their children.

Who can receive a STEM Box?

STEM boxes are designed for children ages 7 - 11.

We are happy to provide a STEM Box to anyone in foster care! Encouraging early STEM education for young children today will not only help develop interdisciplinary critical thinking now, it will also help set your child up with the critical, relevant skills that research says will be integral for your child's future success.

How much of my donation goes towards a STEM Box?

92% of all donations go directly towards the sponsored program. Together We Rise is committed to ensuring that your support is directly reaching children in foster care nationwide. For more insight on our financials, please review our financial documents here

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