Grants & Initiatives

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4-H Google National Youth Science Day (Month) Code Your World Initiative 

I provided 1 hour exposure events teaching Animate-A-Name using scratch programming. I held 14 events at 5 different venues, creating 14 coding clubs. I impacted 138 persons including teaching 14 adult mentors.  Of the 138 persons, 99% were minorities, grades second to tenth, and 49% were girls. I now have partnerships with 8 different community organizations. I am working on creating STEM programming for each of them.  

I am the 2019 National Youth Science Day National Winner for greatest impact and received $1,000 for my organization.


NCWIT Aspire IT $3,300 Grant

I created computer programming curriculum using Scratch for the spheros platform. I taught 3 classes for 48 girls providing a total of 576 program hours.

I am working with Keith Jacobs Jr. of IL 4-H to publish my curriculum.


Youth Service America/Disney be inspired $500 Grant

D.R. One was a 2 day drone building STEM exposure event, created in collaboration with Keith Jacobs Jr. and Illinois 4-H to provide hands on learning and guided exploration for under-represented minority youth to help bridge the STEM gap. I impacted 14 lives providing a total of 168 program hours. 


karma for carA foundation grant semifinalist

I wrote a grant to provide hands on STEM activities for under-represented youth.