STEAM Masquerade Gala

Fundraiser for STEAM Masquerade Gala

YAC, in partnership with JOS Technology Academy, is championing the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Movement in its first collaborative fundraiser. Through our joint efforts, we are establishing a state-of-the-art technology hub in various communities for cybersecurity and the Arts.

We believe that the risk-taking and creative problem-solving perspectives offered through integrated programming promote forward-thinking and should be accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.

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Fundraiser for STEAM Masquerade Gala

YAC, in partnership with JOS Technology Academy, is championing the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Movement in its first collaborative fundraiser. Through our joint efforts, we are establishing a state-of-the-art technology hub in various communities for cybersecurity and the Arts.

We believe that the risk-taking and creative problem-solving perspectives offered through integrated programming promote forward-thinking and should be accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Just Growth Initiative

Our Just Growth Initiative gives access to participants of innovative tools that provide multidisciplinary, experiential learning to broaden the genius potential beyond simple awareness of 21st-century careers. Our team of educators and global leaders see the traditional, hand-crafted techniques that are standard practices among artists and scientists being relevant to our current digital world. Through this knowledge, diverse programming and leadership training will present a new type of out-of-the-box experience in a facility that incorporates an intergenerational learning experience dedicated to helping the advancement of the workforce in America.

Some of our collaborative partners include…

  • DigiForce Security (MD)
  • Beryllium (MN)
  • LardLabs (GA)
  • Amazon (MN)
  • JustOne Solutions (MD)
  • Tye Johnson Artistry (IL)
  • Spikes Industries (MD)
  • KineticVibez (TX)

These community partnerships guide the needs of future employees but also challenge stereotypes (based on gender and socioeconomic status), particularly directing women and people of color into STEM careers. This project celebrates a human-centered design of the following values – Entrepreneurship, Artivism, Economic Development, Civic Engagement, and Social Justice – through an international exchange curriculum exclusively for 21st-century employment and leadership.

Programming infuses distance and face-to-face learning for participants with intensive mentoring seminars formatted as a part instruction, part interactive experience. Our targeted audiences (ages 14-25 years) will be nurtured by a structured method of combining a practical-centered environment with experiential learning through practice-based, apprentice reality.

This innovative model builds a professional, global, and intergenerational relationship with participants of varied industries.

Activities will include national/international residencies, workshops, continuing educational classes, and lectures by guest artists, business professionals, and community and academic leaders on the arts connected to machine learning, automation, AI, and digitalization. This facility will be year-round access to the community, with a goal to become a 24-hour Community Operations Center. This project incorporates ongoing programs for youth, veterans and their families, and seniors centered on cybersecurity and integrative technology.

The complete overhaul to total management of this project has an estimated cost of $2.5Million, a lifetime investment that offers its citizens a comprehensive understanding of the world and its future.

The best thing we can do for the progression of the community is to provide resources and the spaces to expand the possibilities for the next generation…join us for the ride!

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