About Us

At The Shooting Stars Foundation, our mission is to empower communities to break the cycle of generational poverty through STEM education.

We envision a future where all young people have equal access to the STEM knowledge and skills needed to achieve academic success, career success, upward mobility, and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency for themselves, their families, and their communities.

What is Starhacks?

Starhacks is an important piece of our mission and aspirations as we are able to reach and teach hundreds of students around the world with each hackathon, bringing us one step closer to the future we envision!

Role of SSF

StarHacks Hackathons are owned and operated by The Shooting Stars Foundation, a US 501(c)(3) organization

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Fewer than half of the schools in the US offer computer science classes and only 20% of US high school graduates are prepared for college-level coursework in STEM majors. Our hackathons aim to increase the curiosity and passion of student for STEM

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Why Hackathons?

Our Aspirations

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Provide STEM college scholarships for under-served students in India & Kenya:
 

Award 2025 scholarships by 2025 – up from 500 in 2020

3

Build a sustainable model by mentoring recipients to help others in their future

 

Engage > 25% of graduates participate in a future program

2

Provide STEM education programs to under-represented students in the USA

Serve 1000 participants by 2025 – up from 200 in 2020

Our Approach

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STEM College Scholarship

We create a path for highly competent global scholars through college sponsorships, resources, training and mentorship to help them successfully graduate from top medical and engineering schools with STEM degree

STEM Education Programs

With strong corporate sponsors, partners, professional mentors and volunteers, we are expanding access to technology programs and camps to students from historically underrepresented communities

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Get Involved with our Mission