At My Sister's Keeper Success Institute, we are targeting a serious concern regarding education equity. Not enough young people of color are developing the fundamental skills needed to succeed in STEM careers, yet STEM is already rapidly growing as the highest-demand industry of the 21st century.
Young women of color, African Americans, Latina, and Native Americans are the least represented in STEM careers and higher education. We are focused on changing that narrative and creating a seat at the table for young women to lead important and groundbreaking change that will impact not only their communities but the world.
and objectives for our mentoring programs are:
CREATE AND GROW A MENTORING ECOSYSTEM that is focused on bridging the diversity/gender gap seen in STEM industries
GENERATE PATHWAYS for under-served and under-represented girls to explore careers in the STEM fields that they aspire to work in
INCREASE GIRLS’ MATH CONFIDENCE & FLUENCY and reduce math anxiety for girls, dispel stereotype threat, and create a strong foundation for STEAM learning
DEVELOP YOUNG WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS who use creativity and innovation to start businesses before age 18
SET AN EXAMPLE for young women of resilience by mentoring and modeling strong habits of mind
We believe all girls can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
MSKSI inspires girls to be confident bold world changers through STEAM Mentoring and Personal Development Programs.
We especially seek to engage girls who may not see themselves as math, science, or tech girls.
We envision a world where minority women are no longer underrepresented in STEM and they hold the power to create opportunities for themselves and others through bold confidence, exceptional emotional and analytical intelligence, self-awareness, creative problem solving and