We are happy to announce that we have awarded our $65,000 2021 non-profit scholarship to The STEAM Engine. The scholarship includes consulting, coaching, and training to help them grow. Some of the programs include:
- one full year of the award-winning Strategic Management Solutions Program
- one full year of the award-winning President’s Club Professional Development Program
- Intensive and education workshops such as: Advanced Communication Dynamics Workshop, Cold Call Boot Camp, and the Referral Growth Program.
The STEAM Engine was founded six months before the pandemic set in, and they have had to adjust their operations and fundraising efforts differently than traditional non-profits. Because of Oklahoma’s STEM workforce gap, The STEAM Engine dedicates its time, effort, and hard work to unlock the potential of Oklahoma Youth.
Morgan Jones, Founder and Executive Director of the STEAM Engine, is a licensed architect who knows how it feels to look around the room of a male-dominated field and be the odd one out. “I was fortunate to have access to many extracurricular opportunities where I was able to explore my interests and develop valuable skills like collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. But I also know that not everyone has access to those same opportunities. It’s now my chance and responsibility to be able to turn around and offer those opportunities to students across Oklahoma,” Morgan states.
The STEAM Engine provides out-of-school STEM and Arts (commonly combined as STEAM) programs for youth between the ages of eight and thirteen. Partnering with community organizations and STEM professionals, they also offer eight-week clubs to help youth—particularly those from groups that go underrepresented in STEM occupations—develop self-confidence and modern skills so they can pursue STEM education and careers. These programs are offered to students at no cost.
Non-profits give so much to the community and work hard to help others. We are honored to give this scholarship to The STEAM Engine in support of helping Oklahoma youth. We are excited to work closely with them to help them grow.