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What is a STEM Box?

Less than half of youth who’ve experienced foster care graduate from high school. Only 3% of people who have been in foster care will graduate from high school. These shocking statistics inspired the Together We Rise STEM Box. A STEM Box is an interactive kit that allows children in foster care to experience projects centered around science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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A Child in Foster Care Receives a STEM Box

Sponsor STEM Boxes

Help by making a charitable donation towards a STEM Box.

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Virtual Service Project

Participate and sponsor a Virtual Service Project that helps inspire children in foster care to explore STEM.

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Request a STEM Box

Do you need a STEM Box for a child placed in kinship, residential, or foster care? You can request one here. STEM Boxes were designed for children ages 5-10. However, if a child wants a STEM Box, we are happy to provide one for anyone in foster care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a STEM Box?

A STEM Box is an expertly created educational box designed to encourage STEM thinking for youth in foster care. Each box contains four science experiments that focus on the four elements of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We include a fun project for each of these areas: dinosaur dig kit, waddle bot, catapult, and tangram puzzle. Together, the activities demonstrate that STEM learning is exciting, innovative, and that anyone is capable of learning and executing these skills!. In addition to the science experiments, each box contains a special lab notebook, lab coat, safety goggles, name badge, and a complete lightbulb cup.

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 were designed for children in foster care between the ages of 5-10. However, if a child wants a STEM Box, we are happy to provide one for anyone in foster care.

How Much of My Donation Goes Towards STEM Boxes?

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.

Why should I donate towards a STEM Box?

Donating towards STEM programs help children in care prepare for entering the world as an adult. With STEM jobs projected to grow 13% in the US between 2017-2027, but only 3% of foster youth graduating college and 50% of foster youth experiencing homelessness after aging out of the foster care system, early introduction to the world of STEM is critical. Early exposure to STEM topics encourages children in foster care to set achievable career and educational goals within the field.

Still Have Questions?

Feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding our STEM Box program. Our team is available to address your submissions within 1-2 business days. If you need immediate assistance, please feel free to call us directly at (714)-784-6760.

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