Minorities are underrepresented in science and engineering occupations; despite collectively making up 27% of the overall U.S. workforce in 2016 , blacks and hispanics hold only 16% of occupations in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). As of 2017, women constitute 47% of STEM occupations in 2017, but they occupy only 14% of jobs in engineering and 25% in computer science.
At the Spread Love Foundation, we understand that we are directly investing in our future by investing in our children. Our organization was founded to spread opportunities and educational enrichment in STEM and medical science to youth who are often forgotten in these fields. As such, we have been working to gather resources to deliver the best instruction to children that will inspire them to pursue a lifetime of learning in science. This includes in-class and virtual learning events, mentorship programs, tutoring, and community relief efforts, all of which are aimed at forging young scientific minds with compassion at the center.
Your donation would go towards financing necessities like teaching supplies for our learning events, incentives and prizes for the kids, advertising materials and eventually scholarships. As we move forward and are allowed back in classrooms, it will be imperative that we have the financial support to provide our students -no matter what financial barriers they or their school might have- with the best instruction we can offer. Microscopes, agar plates, dyes, experiment kits, blood pressure cuffs, the whole lot: we want to get these kids excited about all that STEM has to offer!
In addition , the SLF team is pledging to run 1 mile for every $10 earned! We encourage our greater Spread Love community to participate by messaging us at our Facebook page (below). Tell how much you ran and send pictures or videos if you're feeling like spreading love!
Please consider checking out our Facebook page to see what projects we have completed in the past and keep up to date with what new exciting projects we are working on! Make sure to like and send us a message while you are at it! We are here to serve the community. Thank you for your time!