My Sister's Keeper Success Institute, Inc. is a youth development nonprofit 501 c (3) that was founded in Southwest Riverside County, CA in 2017.
MSKSI offers a year-round combination of afterschool, weekend, and summer programs. Mentoring sessions are held in groups, currently virtual, with face-to-face engagements as health and safety guidelines allow.
We envision a world where minority women are no longer underrepresented in STEAM and hold the power to create opportunities for themselves and others through exceptional emotional intelligence, self-awareness, confidence, creative problem solving and innovation.
We believe talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) which is a growth mindset. People with this mindset tend to achieve more than those with a fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts)
Every day that girls in communities of color don't have the confidence to reach their potential and combat gender and racial stereotypes, the world misses out on their creative and innovative ideas, perspectives and problem-solving.
The Diversity Gap in STEM education and industries is problematic.
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