Science, Engineering And Mathematics Link Inc
Organization: Science, Engineering And Mathematics Link Inc
Our mission at Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link, Inc. (SEM Link) is to promote student achievement and career exploration in math and science while increasing student exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics communities.
More InformationP.O. Box 30441
Oakland , CA 94604
Primary contactTokiwa T. Smith
E-mail: tokiwa (dot) smith (at) semsuccess (dot) org
E-mail: info (at) semsuccess (dot) org
Services offeredAcademic enhancement/tutoring/study skills
Career exploration and/or career counseling
Encouraging rigorous curriculum and accelerated learning opportunities
Service timesAfter school hours
Episodic events e.g. financial aid nights, college fairs, college visits, College Goal Sunday, etc.
Primary service locationSchool site
Community center/agency or nonprofit site
Parent ServicesInstructional programs -i.e. parenting or financial education workshops, etc.
Target Populations servedBoys/young men
Low- to mid-academic performers
First generation to attend college
Elementary school students
Middle school students
High school freshmen and sophomores
High school juniors and seniors
Historically under-represented people of color
Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc (SEM Link) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 in Atlanta, on the premise that exposure to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community is critical to K-12 student achievement and career exploration in math and science. We connect K-12 students to the STEM community in order to expose them to positive adult role models that have an expertise and passion in these areas. We have a two-core program model, Experimental Design Program and Math and Science Career Academy that provide students with an opportunity to develop their math and science skills by enhancing the classroom learning experience and teaching them skills that are transferable to other areas of life. The Experimental Design Program engages students in scientific research by teaching them how to design and conduct experiments for STEM competitions. They utilize research, laboratory and scientific literacy skills gained through individual and group learning and mentoring. This program also provides schools and school districts with judges for STEM competitions. The Math and Science Career Academy exposes students to math and science through hands on activities, real-world application and career exploration. Since our inception in 2005, we have enhanced the educational experiences for over 1000 youth in Atlanta, GA and the San Francisco Bay Area.