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, providing them with educational opportunities & professional opportunities in the form of apprenticeships through our sister organization OpenWise and other partner organizations.

Through Open Source technology STEM education, international youth collaboration, mentorships and apprenticeships, we're opening new pathways to STEM careers for marginalized kids, expanding their understanding of the world, and providing them the tools to contribute to community at home and abroad. 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 to instill in them a sense of responsibility to their communities and our planet. Through our blended and global approach to STEM education we hope to provide marginalized kids with applicable college and career-ready skills, and a larger understanding of the world outside of their immediate context. We want them to develop an appreciation of their place in the world their responsibility to themselves and their communities as global citizens. Our aim is to develop leaders that are driven to make a positive impact on the world and that 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, 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 to inspire, educate, and equip kids with the STEM skills they’ll need to help solve 21st century problems.

21.12% Donated / $ 78,877 To Go
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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...

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Mentorships Services Fund

This fund supports our work in our Mentorship program.  Our goal for this program is to give our Scholars access to...

Team

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM HAS OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE, AND IS 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 potential in science, technology, engineering and math.  With the help of our partners, our upcoming programs and events are designed to help us achieve that vision.   

OWL Immersive Fall 2018, Nairobi

November 5, 2018 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: American Corner, Moi Ave, Nairobi, Kenya

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

Contact

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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  • 301.744.9443
  • info@openwisefound.org

The application for our OWL Immersive Fall 2018 in Nairobi Kenya is open now!

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OWL Immersive 2018, Wash. DC.
Photos from our OWL Immersive Summer 2018 in Washington DC.