Working to provide STEAM education and exposure for underserved students across New Mexico
Discovery, Excitement, and Collaboration
The beauty of elementary school is that children receive an enjoyable classroom experience and come to love learning. How can they do that without having fun in the classroom? STEAM is all about hands-on experiences and through providing novel and exciting experiments, effects is working to get underserved children excited about learning.
Founded and run by high schoolers, effects seeks to inspire latent passions in STEAM that have yet to be realized due to inequality in the distribution of educational funding.
In New Mexico, there are many schools designated as Title 1, meaning that more than 50 percent of students receive free or reduced lunch.
At many Title 1 elementary schools in the state, a lack of funds has contributed to the drastic downsizing of existing science programs, and resources are all too often stretched thin.
effects seeks to combat this inequity, bringing inquiry-based science lessons to students at Title 1 schools across New Mexico.
effects currently operates at eight schools in the Albuquerque Area, serving more than 1000 students.
effects currently has 22 student-teachers and four members of the organization administration.
There are 3 ways to help us:
Volunteer with us
If you are a motivated high school student, you can apply to be one of our teachers. While we can't promise that we will onboard you as a teacher, there is always room on our team for other kinds of help.
If you are not in high school, you can volunteer to help us develop experiments and curriculum.