The Genius Within
Based on the national agenda for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education as a priority for American youth and a foundational component of every child’s educational experience, Heroes’ Alliance has created a platform to engage students, especially underrepresented minorities in the Metro-Detroit area, in STEM education through after-school enrichment. Our program works to recreate the tension of necessity that exists in the real world through project and product based learning with the understanding that the real goal of the learning should translate not in the grades received, but in the skills and knowledge acquired. This approach and emphasis will be the only means through which our nation will be able to significantly reduce the increasing skills gap. Our children must see learning as a bridge to knowledge, knowledge as a bridge to skills, and skills as a bridge that links our problems to our solutions. Through acquired knowledge and skills, we can create processes and products that resolve conflict and solve problems.
We have a four step agenda with every student in our program:
ESTABLISH STEM as a viable career option in the hearts and minds of every student who enters our program.
ENGAGE each student in comprehensive STEM education that helps them make the connection between what they are learning in the classroom and the real world impact of that discipline.
Present Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in a very connected way that allows students to EMBRACE its importance in the real world.
Provide necessary support and resources for our students as they EMBARK on a path toward STEM learning, majoring in STEM disciplines in college, and going on to select careers in STEM fields.