About

OUR VISION: A WORLD WHERE EVERY CHILD CAN DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIAL IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH. 

 

OUR STORY

OpenWise Learning (OWL) is part of the larger OpenWise social enterprise. OWL is a youth development organization serving marginalized kids by providing them with STEM education with an emphasis on Technology, Social Justice, and Ecological Justice.

We follow our young scholars from middle school through high school. We provide them with educational and professional opportunities in apprenticeships through our sister organization OpenWise and other partner organizations.

We're opening new pathways to STEM careers for marginalized kids, expanding their understanding of the world, and providing them with the tools to contribute to their local and global communities. We achieve our aims through Open Source technology STEM education, international youth collaboration, mentorships, and apprenticeships. LEARN MORE

OUR MISSION

Transforming marginalized kids into STEM-fluent global leaders.

Our philosophy is to empower kids with knowledge of the natural world and technology and instill a sense of responsibility to their communities and our planet. We hope to provide marginalized kids with applicable college and career-ready skills and a broader understanding of the world outside of their immediate context through our blended and global STEM education approach. We want them to appreciate their place in the world, their responsibility to themselves, and their communities as global citizens. We aim to develop leaders driven to positively impact the world who have the knowledge and tools to turn their ideas into reality.



Programs

Our Programs are designed around the pillars of STEM, Social Justice & Ecological Justice, service to community, and collaboration.  Our goal is to provide real world education and experience in STEM careers for marginalized kids, promote goal-setting, self-discipline and leadership skills, and develop STEM-Fluent leaders with a global perspective.

OWL Immersive

The OpenWise Learning (OWL) Immersive is the first program our Scholars take part in when they join us at OWL. 

OWL Academic Year Sessions

Academic Year Sessions is the second program in which OWL Scholars take part after graduating from the OWL Immersive.  During the

Mentorship

An important aspect of encouraging Scholars to push through the hard, but rewarding work of studying STEM content is by

Apprenticeship

Our first organizational goal is providing real world education and experience in STEM careers to our Scholars.  Our Scholars gain professional

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Your contribution to OpenWise Learning will help inspire, educate, and equip kids with the STEM skills they'll need to help solve 21st-century problems.

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#GivingTuesday 2020 Campaign

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OpenWise Learning Fund

This fund supports our work in our OpenWise Learning Immersive and our Academic Year Sessions programs. Our goals for these programs are to

Team

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM HAS OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE. WE ARE DEDICATED TO CREATING EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MARGINALIZED KIDS.

Become a Volunteer

Do you work in a STEM field, business, or have an educational background? We are always looking for volunteers and mentors for our programs.

Please click the button below to apply as a volunteer or mentor. We will review your information within a few days and then contact you.

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Our vision is A world where every child can develop their science, technology, engineering, and math potential. With our partners' help, our upcoming programs and events are designed to help us achieve that vision.  

 

OWL #GivingTuesday 2020 Campaign

December 1, 2020 at 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
Place: World Wide

OWL Immersive 2019 (Washington DC)

June 24, 2019 at 8:00 am to
Place: Washington, DC

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CHECK OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH OUR PROGRAMS AND THE EXCEPTIONAL KIDS WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING WITH!

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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION OR OUR PROGRAMS, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO REACH OUT TO US. WE'RE HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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