#DiversifyingSTEM

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About Our Auction

Geeks Rule provides several programs to help increase interest and proficiency in STEM at underserved schools. We bring STEM professionals into classrooms through our Speaker Series and we take classes on field trips to STEM organizations through our program called Geek-for-a-Day. We do not charge for these programs. We also provide fun, hands-on learning in our STEM Afterschool Program. The licensing fee for that program is less than half what other comparable organizations charge. We allow schools to use our curriculum not just in afterschool, but during the day to support in-class learning - at no extra charge. And if a school can't afford our fee we will work with them to make it happen. Why? Because it's not about the money; it's about the kids. But we still need your help to support our efforts.


About GEEKS RULE INC

The mission of Geeks Rule is to eliminate racial, gender and socioeconomic gaps that exist in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) through programming at underserved middle schools. Our unique step approach:
• RAISES AWARENESS by bringing in STEM professionals to speak in front of classes about their careers
• GENERATES ENTHUSIASM by taking classes on field trips to STEM organizations
• BUILDS PROFICIENCY through hands-on learning activities aligned to state standards in our afterschool program, which we developed in partnership with Teachers College (Columbia U.)

To date, we have reached over 1,000 students, 65% of whom are African American and 33% are Latino, with 82% on free/reduced lunch.

Funds generated by this auction will help fund future efforts in providing these programs and developing new ones.

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