The National STEM Society, Inc. is a STEM enrichment education, and research institution branded SPARK S.T.E.M™ 365 on a mission to cultivate underserved young K-College minds in underrepresented communities across cultures to ignite the 21st-century social response to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics including the Arts in early childhood education through higher education studies to impact STEM education, careers, and fields.
We are on a Mission! To educate, initiate, and innovate young minds for tomorrow’s social response toward Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics including the Arts statistics of underserved youth, girls, and women interest in STEM from early childhood education through university campus to career learning and opportunity.
OUR VISION & PURPOSE
SPARK S.T.E.M™ 365 brand experience supports over 10,000 underserved students, families, teachers, and schools in various communities across cultures each year by providing school supplies and STEM enrichment activities in partnership with entrepreneurs, business leaders, engineers, and scientists in America for underserved students exposure to “next level of opportunities” in STEM careers, education, and research fields.
We promote STEM Days in business environments, community centers, and libraries during the annual National Engineering Week in February each year to service 1000+ students across Georgia, Florida and the Carolina’s.
We distribute STEM backpacks for school-age students and teachers, Holiday Survival Food Reusable Bags with 100% plant-base food, fruits, and vegetables for at-risk youth, provide gift cards & gas cards for teachers in need, give insulated lunch/baby bags for young Mothers with limited support resources and much more with the Tiny SPARK STEM™ Mobile Classroom.
GOAL: To cultivate leveling the playing field for underrepresented youth, girls and women interested in STEM higher education, careers, and fields.
Nonprofit Service: Human Services Children, Youth, & Women Development Philanthropic Outreach EIN: 81-4467816 Location: Alpharetta, GA IRS & State Registered: 501©3 nonprofit charity
Executive Committee Members
Patricia McDonald, President & Founder
JP Simmons, Board Financial Officer
Asya McDonald, Board Director of Creative Platforms
Tracy Hightower, Honorary Spirit of SPARK STEM 365
Tracy Hightower was a loving giving spirit and Sunday School Teacher who always encouraged adults and kids to have integrity in everything they do and say. Tracy often stated children are the future change agents in the evolving world of hate, social divide, oppression, and misrepresentation in underserved and underrepresented communities across cultures. Children can only see the good in you until you show them otherwise. We should educate togetherness for a common goal to better equip our youth abilities to succeed on this earth in the one life we/they have to live with zero tolerance to child cruelty.
At age 32, Tracy passed away from heart complications and epilepsy. She was the true representation of the spirit of SPARK S.T.E.M™ through her faith, character, integrity, mentorship, and tutoring in many educational subject areas to include Math, Science, and King James Bible principles.
Ernest Hart, Board Director of Education (Sr. Consultant)
Katrina Davison, Board Director of Programming