Parents want what is best for their kids and to prepare them for a future that seems increasingly uncertain.
Teachers want to bring engaging learning experiences to their students but don’t have the time or the budget to dedicate to the rapidly evolving world of technology.
Kids want to have fun and explore their passions, even the ones their parents think aren’t going to lead to a “real job”.
Enter STEM Minds.
STEM Minds is a K-12 STEM content creator and program provider for both in-person and online #fearlesslearning, designed by expert educators and technical professionals and supported by research and education pedagogy.
Whether your child thinks they’re the next hit YouTuber, won’t stop talking about their future as a video game designer, or is convinced they are going to make their fortune as a computer engineer, our holistic range of programs offers youth of all ages the opportunity to explore the exciting world of STEM and get hands-on experience with the passions they already have (and the new one’s they discover!).
With a focus on hands-on, project based learning through programs ranging from robotics and coding to mechatronics, video game design to eSports, app and web development to AI, there is truly something for every child to build their confidence, their skills, and a solid foundation for success in the 21st century.
A certified BCorp business, we are focused on having a long-term impact on our communities and a global social impact!
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. While the programs were exciting at first, the lack of teaching expertise on the part of instructors combined with a lack of continuous engagement so kids could develop their skills over the long term meant that the impact and absorption of STEM learning for their sons was minimal.
So, Anu decided to take this into her own hands. With a passion for technology and decades of knowledge in the industry, she knew she could build a company that would provide the kind of programming and learning experiences she wanted to see for her sons for a whole community of youth who were not being given the opportunities they needed.
Starting in the summer of 2016 with the very first camps with just a few kids, to now having reached more than 15,000+ students, that dream has been made a reality. Students across the Great Toronto Area are getting the hands-on, personalized STEM experiences they deserve from an expert team of licensed educators and STEM professionals who are here to stay for the long term, allowing students to see continuous growth in their skills and confidence as they explore the amazing world of STEM.