The STEAM Revolution (STR) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, created in 2017, as a community activities extension of the Robert J Brown Equity Foundation. We are an organization that is committed to the career development of underprivileged youth. We use STEAM learning as a way to connect with our youth, their families and their community educational system. STR is designed to bridge generational gaps that impact youth in economically challenged communities to guide them towards careers outside of their normal purview i.e. Engineering, Medical Sciences, and Programming Technology, and Arts.
STR ascribes to Revolution as a need for major change in how our children are being prepped for the future. Our communities are producing a product (our children) that is ill equipped to compete in a technology-driven society.
With Atlanta being a global city, we must be cognizant of the goals of the global community, one of which is the equipping of our youth with the technological skills to communicate across borders. According to the United Nations “Today, there are 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10-24—they are the largest generation of youth in history. Close to 90 per cent of them live in developing countries and under developed communities. Their numbers are expected to grow—between 2015 and 2030 alone, about 1.9 billion young people are projected to turn 15 years old. Connected to each other like never before, young people want to and already contribute to the resilience of their communities, proposing innovative solutions, driving social progress and inspiring political change . They are also agents of change, mobilizing to advance the Sustainable Development Goals to improve the lives of people and the health of the planet.