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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
 

 
 
 
PROGRAM MISSION: Is to provide access to STEAM education to marginalized youth in the DC area by arming the students with 21st Century skills, college, career readiness, internship opportunities and life skills to thrive in this evolving and competitive marketplace. 
"I hate math" is a common response for both adults and young people. Math anxiety is well-documented. This was the motivation to start our 2nd program Dream & S.T.E.A.M Academy. A great deal of STEM content is quantitative, so this anxiety also carries over to the other areas of STEM.  STEM jobs cover video games to building robots. STEM careers can be collaborative, creative and fun. We provide after school programming to DC area youth as an entry point to equitable STEAM education to advance out of poverty and reach their full potential.  We create safe spaces for our students to feel comfortable being their authentic selves without judgement using a student centered approach.
Dream & S.T.E.A.M Academy is Fly By Nature Foundation's entry point to learning science, technology, engineering, arts and math that can lead to endless career and entrepreneurship opportunities.
 
PROGRAM BENEFITS: 
  • Introduction to Computer Science

  • Critical Thinking

  • critical analysis

  • Problem-solving

  • Creative Expression

  • Relationship Building

  • Build Resilience

  • Potential paid internship opportunities

  • College and Career Readiness

  • Life Skills

 
Fly By Nature Foundation Is Glow Academy 1st program site in Washington, DC.  Our partnership with Code Combat, a video-gamed based company allows us to give Students the opportunity to learn Python or Java Script coding languages through video game-based learning. This web-based platform can be implemented to 4th – 12th grade learners. This is an introduction to Computer Science that helps bridge the gap in equitable S.T.E.A.M. education. We're in the process of adding artificial intelligence (AI) and Robotics programming next so stay tuned.  If your school is interested in partnership with us for after school programming, lets schedule a meeting to discuss. Click the link below.
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TESTIMONIAL

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Program Objectives

  • Increase brain power

  • Use critical thinking skills to innovate 

  • Take risks

  • Engage in technical & scientific learning 

  • Become problem shapers & problem solvers

  • Embrace teamwork & collaboration

  • Seek creative solutions to various S.T.E.A.M problems 

  • Build Resilience

  • Use creative processes to develop and identify process steps and procedures

  • Foster "soft" and "hard" skills necessary to succeed in college and in future careers

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PROGRAM GOALS

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Filling an important gap by offering Computer Science education to underserved youth in the DC area
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Prepare students for college, entrepreneurship and career readiness
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Reduce S.T.E.M. insecurities that can reduce anxiety and improve mental health.
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MEET THE DIRECTOR

Ogechi Onyewu
S.T.E.A.M. Program Director / Facilitator

As the S.T.E.A.M. Program Manager for Fly By Nature Foundation, Ogechi identifies, develops, and designs STEAM curriculum including the following passion projects: Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking, Gaming, Virtual & Physical Robotics Development & Programming, Science & Math Tutoring & Mentoring Programs.

 

Ogechi works in IT with over 15 years of experience as a Technical Lead/Senior Analyst. She also works part-time as a STEM Tutor specializing in tutoring Mathematics, Accounting, and General Chemistry.
 

Ogechi graduated from Bowie State with a B.S. in Applied & Computational Mathematics and is a proud Bowie State (Go Bulldogs!) Alumni and started her STEM career as a Math tutor and Research Fellow In her spare time, Ogechi enjoys eating exotic food, weight training, and cultivating her other passion project which is developing her health and wellness company. Ogechi believes it doesn’t matter where you start but where you finish. Life is full of endless possibilities and people are capable of more than most realize!  Curiosity and the willingness to learn are keys to untapped brain power. She wants to bring that energy to Fly By Nature’s STEM Programs.

 

Ogechi is motivated to work with Fly By Nature Foundation because of their health and wellness approach to teaching which develops life skills and provides balance to our youth. She sees the future vision for Art and Technology’s impact on the world. She is working to share this knowledge and expose today’s youth and future generations to burgeoning fields in STEAM to help prepare them for their future as prime decision-makers in the world.

Interested in implementing DREAM & STEAM ACADEMY Coding Club at your School?

Our mission with this new program is to expand training to students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Architecture, and Math, otherwise, knowns as S.T.E.A.M. Offering the Dream to S.T.E.A.M. through your organization or educational institution is your opporunity to impact the lives of your children in a beneficial way. Book a free Discovery Call with our team to get started.
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