WHY REPRESENTATION MATTERS
inclusivity and perception Seeing people who look, act, and experience life like them in TECH makes a CHILD feel included in a society, and it reinforces positive views of themselves and what they can achieve in society.
Who We Are
Despite significant strides in education and technology, minority communities remain underrepresented in technology professions.
All students, regardless of income, ethnicity, or sex, deserve the opportunity to be prepared with 21st-century skills for future occupations.
Knowing this disparity, we are compelled to take action and provide S.T.E.A.M and coding learning opportunities in all K-12 classrooms and communities.
Get students fired up by being transparent about the need for minority representation in STEM and the historical realities that have created this gap.
Make it a school or classroom mission to fight back against this injustice and to pursue, with vigor, the skills and career fields of the future.
01. — Our Mission
Our primary mission is to seek out underrepresented kids and expose them through their love of sports, the wonders and opportunities of the S.T.E.A.M ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). We hope to uncover the brilliance and potential that lies in every child.
02. — Our Vision
The objective of this organization is to introduce S.T.E.A.M activities and coding to kids to build their confidence and creativity which is our goal to increase the number of minority people in STEM professions.
03. — Our Story
When our founder, Niesha Butler realized that less than 1 percent of all student-athletes receive a college scholarship and an even smaller percent of those who gain an athletic scholarship go on to play professional sports, she wanted to create a better pathway forward to success and so Ballin Technology was born.