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 Youth Entrepreneurship Overview Experience is an interactive session discussing the development of a youth-led business with Ava The S.T.E.M. Princess® Ava and her team will share how to develop a new product/service and the 5-key areas for making a business plan. Ava will also share products she has developed (e.g. lab coats, experiment kits, apparel, S.T.E.M. Books). From this experience, children will engage in fun while learning, gain an increased understanding of basic principles of youth entrepreneurship and financial literacy, be encouraged to think outside of the box about products/services that may help others, how they can market them for sale to others, and they will receive an Illustrated Children’s Book that shares the true story of how Ava became a Youth Entrepreneur. Each participant will receive a S.T.E.M. book, a Team Genius Squad Certified Genius Badge, and other great S.T.E.M. swag to solidify their experience.
The Children’s Author Self-Publishing Experience is an interactive session on book creation and publishing with self-published book author Ava N. Simmons aka Ava The S.T.E.M. Princess® and her team. During this experience, Ava will share her personal story and the 5-steps to being a self-published author. Additionally, using a Book Author Creation Workbook, participants will develop their first book pages. From this workshop, children will gain knowledge of the book publishing process, be encouraged to identify their unique talents, how they can use these talents to positively impact the world, and be assisted with publishing their very own book via a Book Author Creation Workbook. Each participant will receive a Book Creation Workbook, a Team Genius Squad Certified Genius Badge, and other great S.T.E.M. swag to solidify their experience. The Workbook is entitled “The Science of Being a Children’s Book Author, Book Creation Workbook” by Author Ava N. Simmons.
Review and discuss S.T.E.M. books and stories to provide insight on the possibilities and opportunities of S.T.E.M. for all and provide free S.T.E.M. books