9-year-old Ava is proof that inspiration has no age requirement. Like many children, Ava experienced academic challenges in school. Traditionally practiced learning, like the conventionally taught textbook method or standardized testing seemed to only single her out to her peers and teachers as a “poor performer”. Her struggle to fit into a preconceived academic system affected her socially and mentally because she “didn’t fit the mold”. Then came Ava The S.T.E.M. Princess®.
Born out of a child’s need for alternative learning to help them reach their true potential, Team Genius Squad is a vital 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Team Genius Squad aims to reinvent the current conventional standard for learning by providing educational videos and products for all age groups based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) concepts. Ava is showing children – as well as adults! – that your Genius can’t be defined only by a conventional curriculum, but by what deeply encourages you and allows you to be an inspiration to others.
Team Genius Squad’s goal is to cater to all learning styles while sharing S.T.E.M.s positive impact on critical thinking, math, and reading literacy. We accomplish this by sharing our Mobile S.T.E.M. Lab with the community to provide opportunities for all to explore the world of S.T.E.M. The community visits the Mobile S.T.E.M. lab and conduct hands-on S.T.E.M. experiments with Ava The S.T.E.M. Princess® and her team which are trained professional S.T.E.M. Leaders. From our reach thus far, we have observed the impact on learning when individuals receive information shared with them by their peers. Also, when these interactions are hands-on and side-by-side. We also offer Team Genius Squad merchandise, from lab coats to Certified Genius Badges, experiment lab kits, and S.T.E.M. accessories, so all participants and viewers can truly feel a part of the Team Genius Squad and maintain their S.T.E.M. experience even after the interaction. From these experiences we believe the next generation can, with a little nourishment and cultivation, change the world. Team Genius Squad wants to give them that opportunity one experiment at a time!
The transformation to Ava the S.T.E.M. Princess® came from the discouragement of repeated academic failures. Ava began to learn and entertain herself in a different way. Beginning with a COVID-19 inspired YouTube video on how to properly make hand sanitizer, Ava dove headfirst into the world of S.T.E.M. through experimental videos. The development and production of these videos led to a genuine improvement in her academics and mood. The skits combined fun and creativity with a steady betterment of her reading and math skills. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to her original video, Ava continued to create and learn in her own special way, helping to incorporate thousands and thousands of other children along the way. But Team Genius Squad isn’t just Ava and her story: it’s the innovators, creators, the talented and unique group of people who do not necessarily, like Ava, “fit the mold”. Ava has created a platform to show kids the importance of individuality and finding the root of their self-confidence at a period.
Team Genius Squad, Inc. is not only a good community investment and organization, but a movement! By helping invest in this societal operation, you can benefit directly by:
We understand that many today are carefully planning their social responsibility and charitable giving, and we are positive that spending your valuable resources on our program will be one of the best investments for our future generations all over the world!
We have shared the impact of S.T.E.M. with families all over the world. Through our educational and engaging video series and hands-on S.T.E.M. experiments in the community we have been able to successfully impact thousands of families and counting!