23 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Innovative Education Recognized: STEM For Kids SC Columbia Nominated for Best After School Program

Raleigh, North Carolina,  and Columbia, South Carolina USA  05/22/2024   STEM For Kids South Carolina Columbia proudly announces its selection as a finalist in the category of After School Programs in Education & Childcare of the 2024 Best of South Carolina Voting. This recognition underscores the organization’s commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities for children …


20 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Celebrating Three Years of STEM Excellence: STEM For Kids Alabama Mobile Bay Marks Milestone Anniversary

Raleigh, North Carolina,  and Mobile, Alabama USA  05/20/2024   STEM For Kids Alabama Mobile Bay proudly celebrates their 3 year anniversary and its selection as a finalist in two esteemed categories of the 2024 Nappie Awards. The organization has been recognized for its exceptional contributions to children’s education and entertainment as a finalist for “Best …


17 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Ahoy, Teachers! Dive into Exciting Maritime Day Activities with Our Free Resource

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  5/17/2024   In celebration of Maritime Day, STEM For Kids is delighted to announce the release of a document of activity ideas tailored for teachers. This free resource aims to inspire educators with engaging and educational activities to commemorate Maritime Day on May 22.   The activity ideas document offers a …


15 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Celebrating Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Empowering Diversity in STEM

Raleigh, NC  USA  5/15/2024 As May unfolds, so does the commemoration of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, a time to honor the vibrant cultures, rich histories, and profound contributions of these communities to American society. This annual observance serves as a poignant reminder of the invaluable role that Asian Americans, Native …


10 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

STEM Calendar for the Month of May for Educators Everywhere

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  5/10/2024 Prepare to embark on an exciting journey with your students through the world of STEM with the May STEM Calendar. This calendar is designed to celebrate specific holidays for STEM enthusiasts and commemorate historic events that have shaped the course of scientific discovery and innovation.   May is a month …


6 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Make Moms Shine: Ideas to Help Children Create Gifts Using STEM and Love!

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  5/6/2024   As Mother’s Day approaches, we’re excited to announce the release of a special document showcasing STEM-inspired gift ideas to honor the incredible mothers or adults in our lives. In a world where science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) play increasingly vital roles, what better way to celebrate Mom’s ingenuity, …


26 Apr · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Empowering Educators: Learn How To Bring AI To Your Classrooms

Raleigh, NC  USA  4/25/2024 As the education landscape continues to evolve, educators are increasingly looking for innovative ways to prepare students for the future. To address this need, STEM For Kids  is excited to announce a free webinar titled “5 Practical Ways To Include Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, Critical Thinking, Diversity, & Career Connections In School …


23 Apr · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Unlocking the Code: Free Activities For DNA Day

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  4/23/2024 DNA Day, celebrated annually on April 25th, commemorates the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA and the completion of the Human Genome Project. This day serves as a reminder of the groundbreaking achievements in genetics and molecular biology and highlights the importance of DNA in understanding life’s fundamental …


18 Apr · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Celebrating Earth Day: Free Activities For Inspiring STEM Learning for a Sustainable Future

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  4/18/2024 Earth Day, observed annually on April 22nd, is a global event that celebrates the beauty of our planet and advocates for environmental protection. Beyond its symbolic significance, Earth Day plays a crucial role in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Earth Day originated in the United States in 1970 …


14 Mar · Shelby Jones · No Comments

The MAGIC For Inspiring Diversity In STEM

Raleigh, North Carolina USA 3/14/2024 Our Founder, Moni Singh, sat down with Amber Freeman of CBS17 to discuss how to inspire diversity in STEM fields.   Moni reflected on the days as a leader in Corporate America, when she traveled frequently to supplier factories in different countries. During one such visit, after the factory tour, …


11 Mar · Shelby Jones · No Comments

How A Middle School Is Making STEM Careers More Attainable For Its Diverse Students

Raleigh, NC USA and Houston, TX USA 3/11/2024 “Our students are primarily African-American and for them, careers in STEM seemed unattainable before we began working with STEM For Kids,” says Cheryl Lawson, the Superintendent of The Lawson Academy in Houston, Texas.   The Lawson Academy is a public middle school established in 2002 by Reverend Bill …


29 Feb · Shelby Jones · No Comments

STEM Icons – Celebrating Black History

Raleigh, North Carolina  USA  2/29/2024 Showcasing real-life examples of people in STEM, careers, and applications of STEM to children is important for inspiring diversity in these fields. Various studies and research show that such real connections help break stereotypes, increase confidence and aspirations, and inspire curiosity and innovation.    STEM For Kids® is pleased to announce …


9 Feb · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Celebrating Black History: Course Now Available

Raleigh, NC  USA  2/9/2024 Inspiring diversity in STEM remains an imperative.  STEM For Kids® is pleased to announce the newest addition to our industry-leading curriculum portfolio… STEM Icons: Celebrating Black History for kids. As educators celebrate Black History during Black History Month and beyond, check out the plethora of hands-on activities in this course that …


1 Feb · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Celebrating Black History: Inspiring Diversity In STEM

Raleigh, NC  USA  2/1/2024 “Diversity is America’s unique advantage in science and technology,” said National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Sethuraman Panchanathan upon the release of a report on Diversity and STEM: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities 2023, by NSF’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics ( NCSES). “Our global leadership depends upon diversity, …


4 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Football to Finance to Education: A Wealth Manager’s Leap Towards Generating Community Wealth Through Kids

Morrisville, NC,  and Katy, TX USA  05/04/2022 After almost 20 years of making his mark in the financial industry by working for Merrill Lynch, UBS, and starting his own firm in 2011, Tyre Post is an expert in wealth management, providing wholistic financial advise to help clients grow and protect their assets.   Once Tyre …


2 Sep · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Cooperative Purchasing Now Available for Schools & School Districts

Morrisville, NC  USA  9/2/2021 STEM For Kids has been awarded a cooperative purchasing contract in the STEM Curriculum Solutions category at Sourcewell.    Sourcewell is a self-sustaining government organization offering a cooperative purchasing program with more than 400 competitively solicited contracts to government, education, and nonprofit entities throughout North America. By utilizing Sourcewell contracts, participating …


27 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Up From #280 to #173 on Entrepreneur Franchise 500® 2021 Rankings

Morrisville, NC  USA  5/27/2021 “We know that 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but it was also a year of unusual opportunity. Franchises like yours were able to be nimble and innovative, serving the needs of franchisees and customers in ways that will resonate for many years to come. We believe that, when we …


21 May · Shelby Jones · No Comments

Educator of 9 Years is Bringing STEM to Mobile, Alabama!

Morrisville, NC,  and Mobile, Alabama USA  5/21/2021 After 9 years of making her mark in Elementary and STEM / STEAM Education, Ashton Crist took it upon herself to search for an opportunity of a lifetime. Ashton was given the opportunity to implement STEM in her new school after 4 years of teaching, and she instantly fell in …


18 Dec · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

Artificial Intelligence For Kids

Morrisville, North Carolina  USA  12/18/2020 We’re in the midst of a significant transformation in the industry. This transition is so compelling that it is being called Industry 4.0 to represent the fourth revolution in the way we produce products. Today, the fourth industrial revolution is taking computers and automation and enhancing them with smart and …


21 Aug · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

Top 4 Worries Parents Have for the School Year During Corona Time

Morrisville, NC  USA  8/21/2020 The results of the STEM For Kids’ 2020 Parent Customer Survey are in. This annual survey, collects feedback from parents across North America. We will be sharing the results in parts. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. We know this school year has its unique set of challenges. …


16 May · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

STEM For Kids Summer Camps Remain Open!

Morrisville, NC  USA  5/18/20 We are committed to the health and safety of the families and the communities we serve, and the health and well being of our STEM Coaches worldwide. In response to Covid-19, and in compliance with the regulatory directives of the local / state / federal authorities, many of our locations suspended in-person …


10 Apr · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Interactive Learning During Social Distancing

Morrisville, NC  USA  4/10/20 STEM For Kids is pleased to launch Instructor-Led Live Online Classes (ILOC) for children. ILOC programs have been operational since mid-March Due to the unprecedented circumstances posed by the global pandemic, new classes are starting on a regular basis. Find available classes and enroll here. Below are some frequently asked questions about …


25 Feb · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

This One Field Boasts the 10 Highest Paying Jobs!

Morrisville, NC  USA  2/25/20 America’s highest paying jobs include anesthesiologist, surgeon, oral surgeon, obstetrician / gynecologist, orthodontist, psychiatrist, physician, prosthodontist, pediatrician and dentist. What’s common about all these high ranking professions? They all are in the field of healthcare and medicine! Researchers used federal jobs and wage data to come up with the US News …


3 Feb · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

STEM For Kids is Ranked #280 on Entrepreneur Franchise 500® This Year!

Morrisville, NC  USA  2/3/20 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 has existed for over four decades and has become a dominant measuring tool for franchisees throughout the U.S. Entrepreneur Magazine evaluate factors such as brand strength, costs and scalability of a franchise to determine a position of the ranking. The franchises are given a cumulative score based on …


20 Jan · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Father of Two Loves the STEM For Kids Program

Morrisville, Central Virginia USA  01/20/20 STEM For Kids CVA parent Ashish Jain is proud to share his appreciation for the curricula.  He is excited to know STEM For Kids will prepare skillsets for them to be successful in the future. For other after-school programs and STEM / STEAM classes being offered Illinois cva@stemforkids.net or visit our …


7 Jan · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Happy 4th Anniversary STEM For Kids Stateline Illinois – Wisconsin

Morrisville, NC & Illinois – Wisconsin USA  01/07/20 For the past four years, SFK Stateline founder and CEO Donna Curtis is overjoyed with gratitude. She shares her pride in helping mold a promising future for children. “For years we have been serving and inspiring children of the Stateline. What an amazing ride it has been. We …


6 Jan · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Central Virginia is Recognized by the Henrico County School Board

Morrisville, NC &  Virginia,  USA  01/06/20 SFK CVA  owner Lakshmi Gunuru joins Member of the Henrico County school board Michelle “Micky” Ogburn to share great news at the STEM For Kids CVA”s open house event! For other after-school programs and STEM / STEAM classes being offered in Central Virginia contact Lakshmi Gunuru at cva@stemforkids.net or …


23 Dec · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Collaboration with Catholic and Public Schools in Queens New York!

Queens, NY,  USA  12/23/19 STEM For Kids Queens, NY owner Christina Toufexis delivered two successful workshops at Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary. The students will never forget this eventful day! ” We did the Roller Coaster Design Lab workshop for the 1st – 4th graders, then we did the Mechanical Engineering Speedy Car Workshop for the 5th …


18 Nov · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

STEM For Kids Franchisees Share Their Experiences

Morrisville, NC,  USA  11/18/19 During our recently concluded Annual Conference, we asked some of our franchisees to share exciting aspects about their experience so far. We found out what they like about their STEM For Kids business and some of the great things happening soon in their respective markets. Enjoy the testimonials below.  To learn …


12 Nov · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Computer Engineer of 16 Years is Bringing STEM to Brunswick, New Jersey!

Morrisville, NC,  and Brunswick, New Jersey USA  11/12/19 After 16 years of making her mark in the IT industry, Sowmya Venkitadri took it upon herself to search for an opportunity of a lifetime. As a mother of two children, Sowmya came to the realization that the earlier STEM is introduced to a child the better. “I …


7 Nov · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Congratulations to our Energetic STEMstars!

Raleigh, NC,  11/7/19 Recipients of the “Most Energetic STEMstar” award are role models in the following ways: Excited to learn about STEM, they think outside of the box, proactively offer help to others, search for the answers, and follow the engineering design process. Here are our winners: Sid (STEM For Kids Central Virginia) Zach (STEM For …


30 Sep · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

After Researching Brains, Neuroscientist Launches a STEM Franchise to Impact Young Brains

Morrisville, NC, USA and Toronto, Canada 9/30/19  “My research centered on developmental changes of the early-age brain in mental diseases. I gained valuable insights into how the brain develops and matures, using many cutting-edge technologies in my research. I also spent many hours of those years teaching undergraduate and graduate university students, developing a passion …


9 Sep · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

From Medicine to Education, MDs on A New Mission

Morrisville, NC, USA and Sarasota, FL “The practice of anesthesiology requires continual medical education to stay up-to-date with the most current standards of practice. As lifelong learners, we believe in the importance of early education in STEM-related subjects, which are practical in real-life applications”, says Jack Lin M.D, an anesthesiologist embarking on bringing coding, engineering, …


3 Sep · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Kids Are Raving Over The Game Making Competition Club !

Morrisville, NC,  9/03/19 “I have been doing Kodu Game Lab for about a year and I think [the Game-Making Competition Club] is an awesome opportunity to show off my skills!” said a middle school participant from Ontario, Canada. STEM For Kids’ Game-Making Competition Clubs allow kids to learn the foundations of video game design and …


23 Aug · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Financial Savvy Curriculum For School Age Children

Morrisville, NC 8/26/19  Financial literacy is the understanding of various financial aspects including earning, managing, and investing money. According to a 2015 study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), teaching financial skills to kids before they enter college or the workforce is crucial to helping them grow into adults who can achieve financial security and success. However, trends …


10 Jun · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

Mother of Triplets Opens her First STEM For Kids Franchise in Queens, New York

Morrisville, NC, USA and Queens, NY   “As a female in IT [Information Technology] I’ve noticed the playing field is still unbalanced with more males dominating the space and so I want to encourage young girls to not shy away from this choice”, says Christina Toufexis, STEM For Kids franchisee in Queens, New York. Christina’s story begins …


30 May · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

STEM For Kids Announces The First International Game Making Competition

Morrisville, NC,  5/28/19 Our STEM For Kids Computer Game Making Lab is making great contributions in the field of education enrichment by enabling children (in elementary, middle and high schools) to learn coding and to design / create their very own computer games. Now,  we are pleased to announce our first-ever International Game-Making Challenge!      We …


23 May · Antwon Agurs · No Comments

STEM For Kids Franchisees Set Out to Make a Huge Impact in Mexico

Morrisville, NC, USA and Mexico City, Mexico 5/24/19 “We are a group of normal people, sailing through our lives, some of us have kids, some of us like soccer, some of us like to read, run or ride a bicycle, and we all have been somewhat successful professionals in our jobs, but all of this …


13 Mar · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

Fastest Growing Children’s Educational Services Franchise

Morrisville, NC 3/13/19 – STEM For Kids was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list. This highly competitive list recognizes the 150 companies with the greatest franchise unit growth in North America, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking. Thanks to its exceptional growth, STEM For Kids was ranked #46. “Franchising trends …


27 Feb · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

Children Can Reach Higher with STEM Achievement Levels

Morrisville, NC 2/18/19 – Introducing STEM PAL… Participant Achievement Levels. Children enrolled in STEM For Kids summer camps, trackout camps, afterschool programs, STEM Saturdays and other regular classes can now earn credits. These credits propel the child towards acquiring higher levels of achievement in STEM. STEM PAL is aimed to motivate participants and celebrate their …


4 Feb · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

STEM For Kids Ranked A Top Franchise In Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive 40th Annual Franchise 500®

Morrisville, NC 2/4/19 – STEM For Kids recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, as evidenced by the fact that Entrepreneur received more than 1,000 applications this year, making it one of …


21 Jan · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

Applied IoT in Warehouses for Children as Summer Camps and Programs

Morrisville, NC 1/21/18 – With the exponential growth in connected devices, the IoT (Internet of Things) is a key driver of digital transformation in several industries. The biggest growth is in applications and analytics. Improving supply chain processes in retail and manufacturing are considered one of the hottest application for IoT per Forrester. STEM For Kids® …


3 Dec · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

Children’s Gateway to the World of Big Data!

Teens and Pre-teens can now explore data science. Announcing new program: Python and Data Science. Morrisville / RTP NC 12/3/2018 – STEM For Kids is a story of numerous “firsts” for children. Keeping up our reputation as the trailblazers in the education enrichment and services for school age children, we are thrilled to announce another …


1 Oct · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

Computer Science Professional Prepares To Provide Coding and Engineering Camps and Classes in Dallas Suburbs

Morrisville, NC and Frisco, Texas 10/1/18 – “When I first heard of STEM for Kids Franchise opportunity, I was very thrilled (almost felt unbelievable) to have come across a concept that exactly fit my passion, desire, skillset and interest”, says Preeti Mekala, a computer software professional and STEM For Kids franchisee in Texas Frisco area. …


24 Sep · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

Internet of Things (IOT) for Children as Camps, Afterschool and In-School Workshops and Enrichment Classes

Morrisville, NC 9/24/18 – The Internet has revolutionized how we search, consume and share information. The Internet of Things (IoT) involves extending internet connectivity to everyday devices like lights and fridge at home to change the way we live, work, entertain, travel and even how governments and businesses work! The outlook is promising…it is estimated …


10 Sep · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

Researcher on a Quest to Personalize Learning Brings STEM to Houston Suburbs

Morrisville, NC and Cypress, TX 9/10/18 – ” Being a mom of two sweet girls, I want to help my daughters get the best possible education. I believe that early STEM education is the best way to help our kids succeed”, says Dr. Misha Chakraborty, aka Dr. C, lecturer, researcher and now STEM For Kids’ …


16 Jul · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

AI’s Human Creator Brings Hands-On Learning to Atlanta Suburbs

Morrisville, NC and Cumming, GA 7/16/18 – ” I was never a book learner. I was a tinkerer and learned by doing. I have to know the context of what I am trying to learn.  I call it a Use Case Learner. I try to teach my kids that same way”, says Tom Hyatt, STEM For …


8 Jul · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

Drug Delivery Methods and Technologies for Kids

STEM For Kids brings another new innovative curriculum in medicine. Morrisville / RTP NC 7/9/2018 – Engineering better medication and better methods of delivering them are front and center as engineering challenges for the 21st Century. Children at STEM For Kids’ summer camps, afterschool programs, STEM Saturdays and in-school field trips can now explore methods and technologies for …


2 Jul · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

Coding, Robotics and Engineering For Kids in Central Virginia

Morrisville, NC and Glen Allen, VA 7/2/18 – ” After designing his own model car, as part of the rolling-wheels workshop, a 2nd grader enhanced his design to make his car go faster by leveraging the STEM for Kids’ EDP [Engineering Design Process] delivery model. He understood how to address challenges of friction”, says Lakshmi …


18 Jun · STEMForKids297 · No Comments

From Wholesome Tummies to Wholesome Minds

Morrisville, NC and Herriman, UT 6/18/18 – “STEM For Kids is a perfect fit. I can play and have fun not only with my son but other kids as well.   Not much fun being a kid if you can’t have fun while learning and playing”, says Sean Pickett who, together with his loving wife Alison …