About Us

culture wealth + innovative technology

STEAM Genius is a parent not-for-profit organization with a host of programs, scholarships, and services.

Our offerings are the result of evidence-based applied research, where we identify specific "cool factor" engagement methods, show up consistently and authentically in underserved spaces, and attract the curiosity of underserved youth and young adults. Sparking their curiosity provides us with an entry point to offer additional STEM and STEAM educational opportunities that allow youth and young adults to witness their own genius and future possibilities.

youth development

For the 2023 semester, STEAM Genius and the Ghetto Genius Motorsports crew can visit you, too!

Between the Communiversity Center in Urbana, the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club of Champaign, and the villages of Rantoul, students from the 4th grade through high school receive on-track guidance through a variety of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math concepts, where they can harness their cultural wealth in ways to improve the quality of life.

"Our assignment is to make certain that all kids unlock their access to opportunity by building relationships with other people that have different skill sets than their own."

-Dr. Will Patterson