Realizing the true potential of every child is critical to ensuring productive citizens, families, neighborhoods, communities, our nation and the world. Excellence in education is the key to preparing the next generation of innovative and committed leaders who are prepared to leverage knowledge and cultural competence to inspire and change the world. Your gift today is an investment in the future of young people and the transformative outcomes they will produce through the programs and support of ABEN.
Scholarships: Your investment in scholarships enable youth from low income families to participate in the Saturday STEM Academy and provides funding to cover students participating in related educational opportunities such as science fairs, professional conferences and unique academic and cultural events.
Program Support: Your investment in program support ensures that we can:
Hire and retain the most capable and experienced Saturday STEM Academy instructors, academic tutors and cultural educators focused on informing and inspiring Black students to be conscious contributors to the empowerment of the Black community,
Provide innovative instructional materials, access to technology hardware, software and services as well as covering the cost of interactive field trips to enhance the program content and student's preparation for success in the classroom, career and life.
Secure the involvement of accomplished role models to serve as guest instructors who are African American entrepreneurs, technology innovators, software designers, engineers and researchers.
Operations: Your investment in operations helps cover the essential cost of administrative systems and software as well as salaries for staff who are also responsible for program operation, volunteer management and parental involvement. Further, while we believe strongly in maximizing operational efficiency, our goal of maximizing our effectiveness is what drives the operations.
Technology: Your investment in technology enhances our ability to provide each Saturday STEM Academy Scholar with a convertible laptop/tablet as well as the latest software to support classroom instruction and assist with their mastery of regular school content and homework. Technology is the language of today and tomorrow and the goal is for our scholars to master fluency.
Endowment: Your gift towards the endowment serves as an endorsement of our mission and vision to provide academic and cultural excellence for African American students. It also becomes a permanent source of support for ABEN to ensure the sustainability of our programs.
Make a Gift/Pledge: We value each contribution because philanthropic investments provide critical support for achieving ABEN's mission. Your generosity will positively impact the lives of Black students across the country through innovative and culturally rich resources that enable them to fulfill their true potential in support of their families and to improve the conditions in their communities. Our tomorrow depends on your investment today!
At ABEN, we seek to work with partners who are committed to moving toward the provision of African-centered education — to the degree possible within any given environment.