My eSTEAM Kits - Connecting Education to Careers

A learning system that inspires students to be STEAM leaders through hands on projects that cultivate confidence,STEAM skills & leadership.

Jahari
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Project Ends on December 17, 2019

Project Description

 

What is My eSTEAM Kits?

My eSTEAM Kits is a learning system that inspires students to be leaders in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) through hands on projects and career exploration that cultivate confidence,
critical thinking and leadership. 

 

The "one size fits all" approach to career education has failed students and teachers, resulting in a lack of vision for the future. 

In addition, we have seen a lack of engagement in STEAM subjects and careers.  In order to help the workforce pipeline, NOW is the time to make an impact in STEAM education.  Now is the time to engage students in STEAM careers and education. 

 

 

 

My eSTEAM Kits  will not only help students learn more about STEAM careers but also help organizations and companies expand their initiatives in the STEAM industry.

 

WHY MY eSTEAM KITS

 

  • Authenticated Stem.org Teacher Training

  • High quality STEAM projects curated with proven outcomes 

  • Online Curriculum aligned to Common Core & NextGen Science Standards

  • Digital Learning Tools for students  (Coming in 2020)

 

I am excited to see all the opportunities for STEAM initiatives in schools, non-profits and corporations. More and more organizations are offering programming and funds to impact STEAM.

I am confident that My eSTEAM Kits will be a solution to organizations seeking assistance with their programming and education. 

 

 

 

We are well on our way!! 

I am humbled by the schools and organization that have taken a chance on My eSTEAM Kits.  This year alone, we have made amazing progress. But there is still further to go....

Our Product Development team has been phenomenal.  We offer interesting, creative and relevant projects that engage children and keep them coming back for more! 

STEM Outcomes is the goal! 

Check out some of the interesting kits we have created below. 

 

I truly love what I do. 

I sometimes daydream about all the projects and opportunities to change a student's life through confidence and engagement. 

But there is still so much more to do.

The funds raised through this campaign is just the beginning.  The world is moving fast, and we want to keep up with the data, careers and education.

 

 

Our goal is to raise $15,000

Our fundraising goal will support the development of our digital platform that includes a portal for career videos and a dashboard for organizations to see STEM outcomes data. 

Additional funding will support product development for one day corporate STEM events AND summer camps.

Lastly, we need the financial support to update our marketing materials and spread the word about My eSTEAM Kits.  So check out the "Rewards"  above and contribute to support My eSTEAM Kits to 

Will you be a part of this?

 

 

GIVE BACK PROGRAM

"A better future begins with giving back" 

As a company that is founded on the mission to make STEM accessible to ALL, we believe in giving back to our communities.  Whether we're volunteering at local schools to do STEAM projects or teaching kids how to code, we're always looking for ways to help.  

 

THE TEAM

My eSTEAM Kits is curated by a team of industry experts. 

Our team consists of professionals from the science, technology, engineering, arts, education, marketing and HR field who are committed to helping ALL students reach their fullest potential.

It has been a fun, yet challenging journey for pulling everything together My eSTEAM Kits.  But yet, we keep going.  Late nights.  Video calls. Early morning meetings.  Compromises.  High-fives.  Re-writes.  Re-takes.

And here we are...

 

 

Jahari Soward, MBA - Founder -Jahari is committed to investing her time, talent and treasure in solution oriented initiatives that have the potential to impact global issues.  She followed her lifelong passion a game changing life-sciences and career oriented businesses - a deeply personal mission heightened by her own personal journey in STEM.  She established My eSTEAM Kits with the mission to bring more accessibility to STEAM and give students a new perspective on STEAM careers. 

Aaliyah Richardson, Esq - Operations Leader  -Aaliyah Richardson holds a B.S. in Chemistry - Forensic Science and a J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Her work with  My eSTEAM Kits helps defeats any perceived limitation that a young student may have in STEM education. Aaliyah believes that Knowledge is power and if young students have exposure then they are more likely to consider future careers pathways.

Kristin Dortch - Product Innovation Leader - As Product Innovation Leader, Kristin is always thinking outside of the box on how we can innovate and be the nexus between education and STEM careers.  As a Chemical Engineer she demystifies complex concepts in a simple way and is committed to providing students with an immersive hands on experience. 

Lee Watts - Creative Director - Lee Watts comes with nearly 20 years of marketing and branding experience for professional services and small businesses, with a focus on brand strategy and client experience.  She is a frequent speaker and podcaster on marketing issues, as well as a contributor for Forbes Inc.  She earned her MBA for Georgia State and B.A. from Ohio University. Her interest in STEAM developed from having two talented teenage boys with an interest in STEAM careers.

Brittany Landry - Marketing Strategist/Creative - Brittany  has proven success in private and public sectors and has a passion for leveraging research, data, and personal narratives to advance social good and humanitarian issues. She has a passion for solving this problem because of her identifiable experiences and is committed to youth advocacy and child development. 

Tristan Gaskins - Product Development Engineer -  Tristan is a creative student at Georgia Tech University.  He majors in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Automation and Robotic Systems. He is committed to helping others realize their potential because as a students he wasn't supported in extracurricular pursuits.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

We are incredibly grateful for your contribution to our campaign and eager to show you the results!  

 

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS CAMPAIGN

Thank you to all of the people that helped bring the vision I had for this campaign to life- I will always be grateful for your dedication and support of what we're doing. Your prayers and guidance mean more than you ever know. 

Videography: Mohua Thakurta & Aaramba Studios 

Photography: Mohua Thakurta 

Product Design & Graphics: LaVon Lewis 

Testimonial Videos: Arlene Charles, COO, YWCA of Greater Atlanta, Carol Saboda & Betia Bentley, Bennetts Mill Middle School 

Parents and Students who volunteered their time.

 

Risks and challenges

The risks for this campaign are low, as we have traction.  Any challenges with delivering rewards on time, which is not something we anticipate, will be communicated via updates to our supporters. 

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Just Because I Care

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$10
The Good Vibes

Flex the possibilities of the imagination by tuning into our ultimate motivational playlist. The My eSTEAM team personally curated their favorite songs that perfectly signify what it means to be ambitious, fearless, and determined to conquer the world!

Start your day with a get-up-and-go attitude!

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The Digital Dreamer

You are wondering how to creatively incorporate STEM into the life of a young person you know all year long? Our Digital Dreamer Calendar allows you to experience an affordable digital version of My eSTEAM Kits for the children in your life. This calendar does the hard work for you and will enable kids to enjoy the infinite possibilities of STEAM every day of the year!

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Building revolutionary programs through data!

The numbers don’t lie! We all want to see the effectiveness of our creative efforts and sentiment behind our work; however, the only way to evaluate our actions is through hardcore facts and figures. Knowing what data to collect and how to analyze those statistics give us credible evidence into where to focus our efforts. This webinar will provide you with valuable tips to ensure your programming is running efficiently for the results you need, and where consumers come first.

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What is STEAM? Parent Workshop & Toolkit

This is a '101 Webinar course on all things STEAM. We will walk you through everything you need to know, including valuable tools to be an expert mentor in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. You are a STEAM advocate, but this webinar will make you a more informed advocate or parent backed with the confidence that each of our ambassadors must have!

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STEAM Beyond the Classroom Webinar

Creating effective After-school Programs Webinar

After-school programs are not just for snacks, naps, and homework but a platform to enrich the minds of youth in various capacities- and STEM education is one of them! If you have an after-school program- this webinar is for you! Learn the tricks of the trade to make your after school program an incubator for creative learning and collaborative career exploration.

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$50
The Good Times

Show your support by wearing our Limited Edition My eSTEAM t-shirt for the world to see! Be prepared to “wow” others with your response if they ask you, "What is My eSTEAM?" We are so excited to share our mission with the masses, and your voice is a valuable asset to that goal!

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$50
Securing More $$$ w/ Expert Grant Writer

Are you looking for ways to optimize your financial resources?

We are offering a webinar with our expert grant writer to advise you on results-driven solutions. Learn how to secure the bag and build your network of professional services all at once!

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The Vision Caster

2020 Vision Virtual Conference: This virtual conference will discuss goal setting, career development, financial management, and branding for your business. Join while several professionals bring their expertise to help you to envision a prosperous 2020. Don’t worry about flying in- tune in from home! 

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The STEM Virtual Summit

Advancing your career and creating your seat at the table! 

A virtual conference for underrepresented people in STEM. We will be discussing the challenges you may/are dealing with and how to navigate those challenges, including topics of inclusion and equity in the workplace, salary advancement, and personal branding- to name a few. We have created a safe space to talk with experts in STEM as they share years of experience, knowledge, and strategy advice. Seize the opportunity to shape a career for yourself and protect that of those to come after you.

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Brand Clarity Report

Clarity is the foundation of every business or marketing endeavor. Lee Ashby Watts, Branding and Marketing Coach, will offer clarity sessions that will help individuals and small businesses establish the clarity and identify the values and personality of their brand.  Start your year off with CLARITY & DIRECTION for your personal brand or company.

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LinkedIn Makeover

Create a profile that will help you GET NOTICED and GET HIRED!   You deserve a profile that will help you connect and target prospects.   Connect with companies that are looking for your expertise and walk into 2020 owning it! 

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$500
My eSTEAM Challenge

 We believe STEAM affects every industry and company! We will show you through a fun and informative demonstration. My eSTEAM Kits will provide a demonstration to a group or organization of your choosing that fits specifically to your industry or company.  We can't wait to meet you!

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$1,000
e-STEAM Made Simple - Classroom Kits

Quickly Get Your Students Started With Hands-on STEAM Projects with our classroom Kits!

My eSTEAM Kits send you everything you need to facilitate creative STEAM projects for grades 4-9 including lesson plans and easy to follow instructions AND videos that guarantee success!  Build 21st Century Competencies, Boost Confidence in STEAM subjects and increase interest in STEAM subjects while preparing them for career in STEAM! 

This Kit includes a 20 introductory kit to our "Detect Your Heart Rate" Kit! 

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$2,500
The Boss - Dinner w/ The Founder

Enjoy dinner with the Founder & vote for topic of the next My eSTEAM Kit box: We will organize a memorable occasion for you to dine with our founder, Jahari Soward, and participate in selecting the next themed box for My eSTEAM Kits by casting your vote from a pre-selected curated box list.

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0 Supporters
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$4,500
The Hero - Custom Curated Boxes

On April 8, 2019, Jahari Soward , Founder and CEO of My eSTEAM Kits competed and won a a $4,500 StartMe grant to support our dreams. Match the StartMe Grant?

We'll create a custom curated box by My eSTEAM Kits Production Innovation expert!   My eSTEAM Kits is offering a golden opportunity for you to be completely hands-on with our team. You will be able to create a custom curated box of your choice with our Product Innovation expert.

Now that is what we call collaboration at its finest! 

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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

7 Supporters
Contribute
$10
The Good Vibes

Flex the possibilities of the imagination by tuning into our ultimate motivational playlist. The My eSTEAM team personally curated their favorite songs that perfectly signify what it means to be ambitious, fearless, and determined to conquer the world!

Start your day with a get-up-and-go attitude!

197 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
The Digital Dreamer

You are wondering how to creatively incorporate STEM into the life of a young person you know all year long? Our Digital Dreamer Calendar allows you to experience an affordable digital version of My eSTEAM Kits for the children in your life. This calendar does the hard work for you and will enable kids to enjoy the infinite possibilities of STEAM every day of the year!

46 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
The Numbers Don't Lie! Webinar

Building revolutionary programs through data!

The numbers don’t lie! We all want to see the effectiveness of our creative efforts and sentiment behind our work; however, the only way to evaluate our actions is through hardcore facts and figures. Knowing what data to collect and how to analyze those statistics give us credible evidence into where to focus our efforts. This webinar will provide you with valuable tips to ensure your programming is running efficiently for the results you need, and where consumers come first.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
What is STEAM? Parent Workshop & Toolkit

This is a '101 Webinar course on all things STEAM. We will walk you through everything you need to know, including valuable tools to be an expert mentor in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. You are a STEAM advocate, but this webinar will make you a more informed advocate or parent backed with the confidence that each of our ambassadors must have!

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
STEAM Beyond the Classroom Webinar

Creating effective After-school Programs Webinar

After-school programs are not just for snacks, naps, and homework but a platform to enrich the minds of youth in various capacities- and STEM education is one of them! If you have an after-school program- this webinar is for you! Learn the tricks of the trade to make your after school program an incubator for creative learning and collaborative career exploration.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
The Good Times

Show your support by wearing our Limited Edition My eSTEAM t-shirt for the world to see! Be prepared to “wow” others with your response if they ask you, "What is My eSTEAM?" We are so excited to share our mission with the masses, and your voice is a valuable asset to that goal!

96 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Securing More $$$ w/ Expert Grant Writer

Are you looking for ways to optimize your financial resources?

We are offering a webinar with our expert grant writer to advise you on results-driven solutions. Learn how to secure the bag and build your network of professional services all at once!

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$75
The Vision Caster

2020 Vision Virtual Conference: This virtual conference will discuss goal setting, career development, financial management, and branding for your business. Join while several professionals bring their expertise to help you to envision a prosperous 2020. Don’t worry about flying in- tune in from home! 

75 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
The STEM Virtual Summit

Advancing your career and creating your seat at the table! 

A virtual conference for underrepresented people in STEM. We will be discussing the challenges you may/are dealing with and how to navigate those challenges, including topics of inclusion and equity in the workplace, salary advancement, and personal branding- to name a few. We have created a safe space to talk with experts in STEM as they share years of experience, knowledge, and strategy advice. Seize the opportunity to shape a career for yourself and protect that of those to come after you.

30 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
Brand Clarity Report

Clarity is the foundation of every business or marketing endeavor. Lee Ashby Watts, Branding and Marketing Coach, will offer clarity sessions that will help individuals and small businesses establish the clarity and identify the values and personality of their brand.  Start your year off with CLARITY & DIRECTION for your personal brand or company.

30 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
LinkedIn Makeover

Create a profile that will help you GET NOTICED and GET HIRED!   You deserve a profile that will help you connect and target prospects.   Connect with companies that are looking for your expertise and walk into 2020 owning it! 

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
My eSTEAM Challenge

 We believe STEAM affects every industry and company! We will show you through a fun and informative demonstration. My eSTEAM Kits will provide a demonstration to a group or organization of your choosing that fits specifically to your industry or company.  We can't wait to meet you!

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
e-STEAM Made Simple - Classroom Kits

Quickly Get Your Students Started With Hands-on STEAM Projects with our classroom Kits!

My eSTEAM Kits send you everything you need to facilitate creative STEAM projects for grades 4-9 including lesson plans and easy to follow instructions AND videos that guarantee success!  Build 21st Century Competencies, Boost Confidence in STEAM subjects and increase interest in STEAM subjects while preparing them for career in STEAM! 

This Kit includes a 20 introductory kit to our "Detect Your Heart Rate" Kit! 

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
The Boss - Dinner w/ The Founder

Enjoy dinner with the Founder & vote for topic of the next My eSTEAM Kit box: We will organize a memorable occasion for you to dine with our founder, Jahari Soward, and participate in selecting the next themed box for My eSTEAM Kits by casting your vote from a pre-selected curated box list.

8 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$4,500
The Hero - Custom Curated Boxes

On April 8, 2019, Jahari Soward , Founder and CEO of My eSTEAM Kits competed and won a a $4,500 StartMe grant to support our dreams. Match the StartMe Grant?

We'll create a custom curated box by My eSTEAM Kits Production Innovation expert!   My eSTEAM Kits is offering a golden opportunity for you to be completely hands-on with our team. You will be able to create a custom curated box of your choice with our Product Innovation expert.

Now that is what we call collaboration at its finest! 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward