All-in-one, Tailored, Mobile
We provide 100% of the necessary equipment, staff, training, resources, and support for cutting edge STEM education. We work with partner organizations (e.g., community centers, schools) with access to communities in need of STEM education and support, collaborate to tailor the curriculum to meet community needs and interests, and deliver the workshops on-site wherever needed. Partners can keep the tailored curriculum and training and we can help procure equipment to build in-house capacity. Grant funding and individual donations allow us to provide services completely free, as well as provide bus passes and meal service to students. We serve as an entry point into the pipeline for STEM diversity.
The Coders' Club
8-10 week workshop
The Coders' Club is a beginning website development course, tailored to both middle and high school learning levels, taught in our after-school clubs and in-school workshops. Students are given the opportunity to develop desktop and mobile sites for a small women- and/or minority-owned business in the local community. Students will learn the fundamentals of web design and software coding which will prepare them for further education and eventual careers in STEM/STEAM fields. Our workshops are tailored, all-in-one, and mobile - delivered on-site wherever needed. We work with the partner to customize the curriculum to the students' interests and needs, we provide all equipment necessary including mobile internet access, we provide bus passes and meal service for students, we hire and train teachers from the community (often STEM college students), or we can train and work with the teachers, program coordinators, or staff from the partner organization. Contact Us if interested!
1 day, 1 week, 2 week, or 4 week workshop, customized modules to fit with your available time. Contact Us if interested!
STEAM Career Discovery
1-day speaking engagement from our roster of STEAM volunteers. Contact Us to your students to STEAM careers!
Partner With Us
Contact Us if interested in creating a workshop for your community, getting a new website made for a local small business or aspiring entrepreneur/artist, working with us as a volunteer or paid staff, or any other ways of partnering!
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
Full STEAM Ahead with Seagen
Star Tech Global Academy partnered with Seagen and Seattle Parks and Recreation to bring the Full STEAM Ahead program to greater Seattle. The two-phase program included and internship program for 3 high-school interns during Summer 2023, followed by a two-workshop series teaching career preparation and Biotech career exploration at Seagen during Fall 2023. Full STEAM Ahead 2023 provided education, support, internships, resources, and scholarships to at-risk and underrepresented teens. Outreach saw over 300 students sign up from 30 high schools across 11 school districts in King and Snohomish counties. 3 teens received paid internships as well as $15,000 in scholarships, and 47 workshop participants received laptops as a reward for completing the two workshops at Meadowbrook Teen Life Center. 95% of participants who took the exit survey felt an increase in their STEAM identity as well as an increase in feeling welcome in the STEAM community. Special thanks to Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seagen, and all the volunteers and attendees that made this possible!
The Climate Justice Project at Garfield & Rainier Beach
Star Tech Global Academy partnered with Seattle Parks and Recreation, funded in part by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, to bring the in-person and virtual Climate Justice Project to two neighborhoods in South and Central Seattle. A capacity-reaching number of sign-ups allowed for nearly 40 students to directly take action and advocate for the health of our community after learning about the injustices involved in the climate crisis. Participants gained skills in Graphic Design through creating thought-provoking custom designed posters and merchandise that promotes local climate action. They also received personal iPads to ensure the ability to further pursue graphic design, advocacy, and overall access to more STEAM opportunities. The project culminated with new air and water filters installed in the locations, and 95% of participants reported feeling welcomed into the STEAM community for the first time. Special thanks to Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and all the volunteers and attendees that made this possible!
Behind the Streams: STEAM Discovery with Netflix
Star Tech Global Academy partnered with Netflix to bring the 4-part Behind the Streams: STEAM Discovery workshop series in-person and virtually to West Seattle, South Seattle, and Central Seattle. Over 60 students were exposed to careers in Media and Technology while inspired by diverse Netflix Volunteers to pursue a career in STEAM. The Behind the Streams project resulted in a resounding 100% of participants reporting increased interest in pursuing a career in STEAM and pairing with a mentor to help navigate and support their success. This workshop allowed for an enriched expansion of our STEAM community. There was a near-unanimous increase in their sense of identity as a STEAM member. An overwhelming majority of students expressed enhanced confidence in their ability to succeed in STEAM. Special thanks to Netflix, Seattle Parks & Recreation, and all the volunteers and attendees that made this possible!
The Virtual STEAM Discovery Project at Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Teen Learning Hubs
Star Tech Global Academy collaborated with education partner Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Teen Learning Hubs to bring the Virtual STEAM Discovery Project workshop series to 7 neighborhoods across the city of Seattle. Over 50 student participants learned about STEAM careers and the different pathways to get there. They heard STEAM Stories from diverse STEAM professional volunteers, learning how to navigate challenges along their STEAM journeys. Students were also taught how to use our new STEAM resource page and matched up with Mentors to help guide them on their paths. 35 laptops were distributed to the learning hubs so students in need can continue their STEAM journeys. This program was made possible by our individual donors and our lead partner the City of Seattle Department of Information Technology. Below is a screenshot of our Virtual Q&A Panel with Guest Speakers and the STGA college intern.
The Coders' Club at Garfield Teen Life Center
Star Tech Global Academy collaborated with education partner Garfield Teen Life Center to host a Coder's Club workshop in Fall 2019. Each student successfully completed a website for our local community partner Nevzat's Espresso, a minority-owned small business. Each student received a completion certificate and their completion rewards, pictured below. This program was made possible by our individual donors and our lead partners Nordstrom Cares and the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. You can view some of the student websites below!
The Coders' Club at Salinas, Ecuador
In a truly global endeavor, STGA collaborated with education partner New Hope International Foundation and community partner Salinas Yacht Club Foundation for Social Responsibility to host a Coder's Club workshop in Summer 2019 in Salinas, Ecuador. Consistent with the education partner's mission of gender equity, the workshop attendees spanned three generations of womxn. The curriculum was adapted and translated into Spanish to be taught by local teachers. We look forward to working with our Ecuador partners again!
The Coders' Club at Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets
In the Spring of 2018, Star Tech Global Academy worked with with education partner Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS), an organization dedicating to supporting youth experiencing homelessness. The hardworking students successfully completed the workshop, creating websites for a local female- and minority-owned catering business, Tru Elegance. Each student received their completion certificate and completion reward. This program was made possible by our individual donors and our lead partners Nordstrom Cares and the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Below, a student presents her completed website to fellow students and special guests on the final day of the workshop.