Open the minds and hearts of K through 12 disenfranchised children, young girls, and their families to the world of STEM.
Using a unique Mastery learning program integrating math, chess, coding, financial support and mentoring to help prepare/instill the qualities that will lead to success in life.
Y STEM and Chess Inc. is a means of empowering the most underserved while providing inclusivity lowering the job shortage and reducing poverty.
Can't afford to donate monthly? We'd still love to have your student join!
Our program was designed to help the most vulnerable students find their own success in STEM. We figured that if we could the students to graduate with a STEM degree we could break the cycle of poverty in one generation. The founders were tired of help being promised to help every year, every election every generation. We are helping our students help themselves.
That is why our program is FREE to students from at risk backgrounds, schools, organizations that help them specifically those that qualify for free and reduced lunch.
**Currently, we are not able to accept any more eligible students into the free program. We will make this link available as soon as we have funding available to add additional students.
Become a member now to benefit your child and all other children who participate in our program!
Y STEM and Chess Inc. mission is to Open the Minds & Hearts of Kids (K-12) To Stem through Chess
Using the powerful Mastery Learning approach to focus on how each individual learns best, Y Stem and Chess ensures learning and mastery of STEM principles to spark curiosity and the continued progress of each child.
First month is FREE. Cancel anytime.
Create individual intellectual, economic and social empowerment.
Realization of innate abilities to succeed among our disenfranchised population.
Help the disenfranchised realize their true potential in STEM.
“Mastery” has to do with content in the form of clearly defined (quantified and qualified) Learning Objectives comprised of Tasks, Skills, and Knowledge that must be mastered (100%) before moving on to the next Learning Objective. Anything less than 100% is not Mastery. The Mastery process of learning is individually focused and personally relevant to that student. Testing is primarily a tool to determine if the Learning Objective has been Mastered, and if not what additional support the individual needs to achieve it. Put simply, it is a go/no go testing threshold. The objective is to ensure there are no holes in each student’s learning foundation.
"The Y STEM and Chess Inc program has been such an amazing opportunity for June. She went through a lot over the last couple years and her growth has been incredible. She has an incredible focus and her self-esteem has skyrocketed! June has become more conscientious of her actions and how they impact those around her. I'm so thankful YSC and June LOVES it."
"We are so grateful for YSC for mentoring our 9-year-old son and 6-year-old son. Both of our boys are gifted, and we struggled to find afforable resources for the boys. It's impossible to overstate the importance of a kind and involved mentor in a young child's life."