Why STEMMinds? Making STEM Accessible for All

Why STEM Education?

A recent report by the World Economic Forum stated the jobs of tomorrow will rely heavily on a good grasp of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Education, and Math).

Now more than ever, youth need to become self-directed, life-long learners. This means we need to alter how we teach and what we teach to unlock their full potential.

STEM Minds offers cutting edge STEM programs to youth ages 4-18 to take your child’s STEM education to the next level and prepare them for the future.

The STEM Minds Difference

We are a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs for youth ages 4-18. STEM Minds offers a collaborative and supportive atmosphere to learn and thrive.

Our versatile programs are designed and delivered by certified teachers and technical professionals using latest technology for a world-class education.

At STEM Minds, every student is given a safe space to voice their perspective and springboard new ideas. We instill self-esteem and open their minds to new possibilities.

With programs in robotics, coding, film, photography, video game design, app development, AI, and more, there is truly something for everyone.

STEM + The Arts

At STEM Minds, we provide holistic and well-rounded learning opportunities for our students. We believe that the future of all industries will be transformed by technology. It’s for this reason that, in addition to our STEM-specific courses, we are also committed to offering a variety of arts courses that are taught with a tech-focused lens.

From photography and videography to public speaking and narrative writing, we equip students with the STEM skills they need to also succeed in the future of arts-based industries. You will see our commitment to the arts reflected in the name of our on-demand course platform: STEAM Hub.

Our Vision:

To empower the next generation of global leaders and innovators.

Our Mission:

To make STEM education accessible to youth across the globe by working with parents and schools to provide in-person classes, live virtual workshops and on-demand courses for youth ages 4-18 that complement a school board education.

Our advanced STEM curriculum includes an evolving range of dynamic virtual classes and on-demand courses designed and delivered by certified teachers and STEM professionals. We test drive all of our content in our flagship centre to ensure that we perfect our programs and courses to enhance student engagement both in-person and online.

From bustling cities in Canada to remote villages in India, STEM Minds helps to break down barriers, empowering the next generation of future-ready youth.

Our Story

STEM Minds was founded in March 2016 based on a personal need identified by the founding partners, Anu and Yash Bidani. With aspirations to introduce their two bright boys to STEM-based learning and career opportunities, they knew they couldn’t leave it to the schools alone.

After trying several extracurricular programs and camps to engage their sons, they were disappointed with the results and decided to take this challenge into their own hands. With a passion for technology and as an executive at Scotiabank for 20 years, becoming their Head of eStrategy and Solutions, Anu recognized she could create unique STEM education programs for youth ages 4-18 to unlock their full potential.

Beginning in the summer of 2016 with just a handful of students, to now having reached more than 40,000+ students by 2020, Anu’s dream of empowering youth through STEM education has been made a reality.

Thanks to STEM Minds, students across North America are getting the hands-on, personalized STEM experiences they deserve from an expert team of licensed educators and STEM professionals. Students build their skills and confidence as they explore the amazing world of STEM.