Creating diverse, accessible, and affordable Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math educational materials for young kids by students.
Every Kid Gets a Robot is a robot developed in early 2019 that costs $18.95 dollars and goes to kids for free. It engages kids in everything from 3D printing to Electrical Engineering.
Why we do It
Our founder, Danielle Boyer, has been educating children in STEAM since she was 10-years-old. It has been through her work with thousands of students that she found that STEAM educational resources weren't readily available for all children, especially girls and minorities. Danielle felt like this lack of opportunity isolated many children and she wanted to change that. She wanted to tackle the problem with resources that children could get for free or next to free. She decided to start with a five-part STEAM book series, a robot named Every Kid Gets a Robot that costs $18.95 dollars, and with classes and events that she puts on in her community.
According to Catalyst, "In 2014-2015, women of color earned a small percentage of bachelor's degrees across all STEM fields:
Black women: 2.9%
Asian women: 4.8%"
According to the National Science Foundation, "Science/engineering bachelor's degrees earned by American Indian or Alaska Native women... 2014: 1,763."
Here at The STEAM Connection, we believe that it is our duty to continue to change these statistics and that every child deserves representation and access to STEAM educational materials.
Our goal is to be a sustainable and consistent resource to our global STEAM community through accessible education. We do not make a profit and our books are free to benefit the community.