Steamoji was founded by Hank Horkoff, a father with 2 pre-teenage sons. He wanted to expose them to STEAM skills. He tried doing it himself, but got overwhelmed when searching for ‘STEM kits’ on Amazon with thousands of options. He tried Summer Camps at local maker spaces, got his children excited, but then had no way for them to continue to nurture that interest. An entrepreneur himself at heart, he recruited a talented group of other parents (sharing similar frustrations) and a network of subject matter experts to bring Steamoji to life.
The core Steamoji 'Build to Solve' program is designed for children aged 5-14. We also offer Steamoji Junior for younger children and Steamoji Ignite mentorship program for older children.
Our curriculum is compromised of 400 hours, broken down into 45 structured and reinforcing courses, or missions as we refer to them. The missions are divided into 4 subject pathways of fabrication, physical computing, engineering and digital arts. A full list of all of our missions can be found here, as well as a full list of the skills we teach here.
No. Steamoji World is only available for young apprentices. Older teenagers are encouraged to become facilitators and can also learn the same skills.
Technological change is accelerating. Many parents feel STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) are important to help prepare their children for the careers of their future, but see schools more focused on traditional studies. These 'maker' skills will provide a solid training for your child to adapt to this rapid change by becoming a builder, maker, inventor or entrepreneur of the future.
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