Team Genius Squad’s mission is to support all learning styles and levels by providing visual-based educational activities and products for all age groups based on S.T.E.M. concepts. Our goal is to promote S.T.E.M. awareness, its positive impact on critical thinking, math, and reading literacy, and cultivate the next generation of leaders. Through interactions with Ava, the S.T.E.M. Princess®, and her team, we combine fun and creativity to help others learn and understand basic S.T.E.M. principles, entrepreneurship, how it impacts the world, and reinforce the message of never letting your challenges define your future!
The Literacy & S.T.E.M. Experience program travels to organizations across the United States to share the fun educational connection between literacy and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Participants will learn about basic S.T.E.M. principles and hear details about the learning journey of 9-year-old Ava N. Simmons aka Ava the S.T.E.M. Princess®. Ava will share the positive impact she experienced using S.T.E.M. activities to improve her critical thinking, math, and literacy skills, which helped her overcome her reading challenges. She will read excerpts from her self-published illustrated children’s book entitled, “Ava Discovers her Inner Genius Using S.T.E.M.” and conduct hands-on S.T.E.M. experiments with participants. Participants receive a free lab coat, protective glasses, nitrile non-latex gloves, S.T.E.M. Activity Books, Team Genius Squad Certified Genius Badge, and other great S.T.E.M. swag. Ava and her Team Genius Squad assistants will combine fun and creativity to help children learn the importance of literacy and S.T.E.M., and to share her message to never let your challenges define your future!
Interactive hands-on peer-to-peer S.T.E.M. Experiments. We conduct many types of fun and engaging S.T.E.M. experiments using basic household materials and provide S.T.E.M. swag