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Whether you're great, good or fair at Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), you can help make an impact on inner-city youth. Here's how: The Parris Foundation S.T.E.M.ulating Minds Weekend Enrichment Program is returning for Spring 2013. After a successful summer pilot in 2012, our fall program doubled and our spring program can serve even more middle school students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. New and returning participants increased their math and science scores by an average of 1-2 letter grades. With the growing impact on the community, we need your support to continue to bring STEM to our middle school youth from multiple boroughs in New York City. As we expand to more locations to serve more youth, there is a growing need for resources like: computers, books, supplies and other resources that aid us in executing successful programs. 

We'd like to invite you to please join our cause by donating whatever you can and spreading the word so that we can impact and influence as many young lives as possible. Will you help our cause?

How we do it:

The Parris Foundation curriculum uses innovative and interactive software and teaching techniques that our students love! It keeps our participants engaged and hungry to learn more. However, as many of our students come from low-income households, the majority of them do not have laptops to bring to class.

About The Parris Foundation:

The Parris Foundation is dedicated to promoting educational opportunities and fostering awareness in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through scholarships and community outreach programs. The Parris Foundation's S.T.E.M.ulating Minds: Weekend Enrichment Programs provide extended learning opportunities to supplement and enhance in-school learning.

We believe that attracting young people to STEM is the key to closing the achievement gap, and eradicating the disparity in academic performance between disadvantaged and privileged students. In an effort to break the cycle of poverty in underprivileged communities, The Parris Foundation equips disenfranchised students with the tools needed to pursue STEM disciplines, academically and professionally.

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A volunteer instructor teaching math principles.


Volunteer teaching assistants guiding students through challenging problems.


Happy parents & participants attend Fall 2012 graduation.

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