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WHY THE DREAMKEEPERS BOX?

The DreamKeepers Box is a monthly subscription box designed to IGNITE DREAMS and OPEN NEW WORLDS OF OPPORTUNITY by exposing children to African American leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

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Studies show that teaching children of color about their culture and exposing them to culturally relevant activities has a positive impact on their academic performance in school.

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Exposure to accomplishments of Black people is often limited. Specifically, little is taught about African Americans and their accomplishments in the arts and in the sciences within schools beyond the month of February.

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By 2018, there could be 2.4 million unfilled STEM jobs; however since 2001 African Americans interest in STEM undergraduate majors has decreased by 30%.

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Qualities crucial to success in the 21st century will not just come from just studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics but must also incorporate arts education to spark creativity in thinking and innovation.

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Busy parents are often looking to supplement the learning that happens in schools and are looking for tools to build positive self awareness and cultural competence.

MEET THE FOUNDERS

Eleisha Nelson and Deena Williams met while working at a Los Angeles-based education nonprofit and found that they shared a passion for good food, funny internet memes, and making a difference in their community. Together, they have extensive professional experience in K-12 curriculum design, finance, and marketing.

Their friendship evolved into a business relationship as they came up with the audacious idea to create aculturally relevant STEAM-based experience that would allow kids to dream big and see themselves asthe next generation of business and civic leaders. They believe it is critical to provide positive images and expose kids to the rich diversity and amazing contributions of Black people, not just in February, but all year long.

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MEET THE FOUNDERS

Eleisha Nelson and Deena Williams met while working at a Los Angeles-based education nonprofit and found that they shared a passion for good food, funny internet memes, and making a difference in their community. Together, they have extensive professional experience in K-12 curriculum design, finance, and marketing.

Their friendship evolved into a business relationship as they came up with the audacious idea to create a culturally relevant STEAM-based experience that would allow kids to dream big and see themselves as the next generation of business and civic leaders. They believe it is critical to provide positive images and expose kids to the rich diversity and amazing contributions of Black people, not just in February, but all year long.