Inspiring Future Innovators

with Coding, Robotics, and Life Sciences

Extensive hands-on stem education program for children 8-18 infused with experiments tailored to spark their interest in STEM, so we can transition into showing them the potential careers in those areas. Through Manifezt Foundation’s Youth STEM Program, our volunteers expose participants to high level Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math projects that will inspire some of tomorrow’s greatest innovators.

Youth Initiatives

  • Science in the City
  • Stem Saturday’s
  • Institutional Locations
  • Hackathon
  • Annual Stem Competition
  • Open Awareness Forum

Coding & Business Development
Designed to immerse participants in the entire life cycle of starting, operating, and scaling an emerging technology company, this program aims to give students the educational building blocks they need to develop their own websites and mobile applications.

The children are taken on a journey through business planning, UX/UI design, front-end development, back-end development, testing, deployment, marketing, and scaling the peer selected concept. As part of this pipeline, participants will actually build, publish, and monetize a working mobile app for either iOS or Android.

Educational Pipeline A: What's Learned

Section 1: Business Strategy

  • Concept & Planning
  • Company Structure
  • Business Model & Monetization
  • Financial Literacy & Accounting

Section 2: Tech Infrastructure

  • Scale & Cost
  • Platform & Benefits
  • Cloud Computing
  • Database & Cyber Security

Section 3: Functionality

  • Creative Direction
  • User Experience
  • User Interface
  • Identifying Required Assets

Section 4: Coding & Development

  • Program Languages
  • Development Cycle
  • Optimization
  • Test Product
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Robotics & Engineering
This challenging program was created to help those in the poorest communities adjust to the ever changing workforce and preparing them with the necessary technical skills to be directly involved all things automation.

Utilizing the latest robotic STEM kits and injecting unique educational plans with influences from Lockheed Martin and MIT, the Manifezt Robotics and Engineering pipeline is geared to groom the world’s next rising stars by teaching them the fundamentals through hands on course work, then aggressively transitioning into advanced robotics.

Educational Pipeline B: What's Learned

Section 1: Theoretical

  • Assessment: Hands-On Bot Build (Rover, Drone, & Quad)
  • Practical Applications (Real World Comparables)
  • Conceptual Modeling (AutoDesk, Ros Indigo, & RobotC)

Section 2: Engineering Competencies

  • Project Planning / Strategy
  • Sourcing Materials
  • Prototyping

Section 3: Components

  • Power Source
  • Actuation & Sensing
  • Manipulation
  • Interaction & Navigation

Section 4: Programming

  • Platforms Introductions (ex: Linux, RaspberryPi, & Arduino)
  • Modules & Sensors
  • Data-Logging & Scientific Methods
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Life Sciences
In collaboration with local universities and educational training facilities, this educational pipeline is geared towards exposing participants to Human Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences and Genetics, through group experiments which include projects such as cadaver dissection, insect organ harvesting, mixing chemical compounds, and experimenting with prosthetic limbs.

Educational Pipeline C: What's Learned

Section 1: Exposure & Capacity Assessment

  • Biology: Dissections (Heart, Brain, Eyeballs, Insects) & DNA Structures
  • Chemistry: Chemical Compound Reactions
  • Earth/Space: Habitation & Plant Growth

Section 2: Human & Animal Biology

  • Understanding Structure of DNA
  • Structure of DNA: Barcoding & Elise (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay)
  • DNA Manipulation using RNAi Mechisms (Ex: dpy-13 gene)
  • Mammal Dissections

Section 3: Chemistry

  • Polymer Applications: Slime, Synthesis, & Bounce (Sodium Borate)
  • Chemical Kinetics & Equilibrium (Compound Reactions)
  • Properties of Matter (Gas, Liquid, Solid, & Nuclear)
  • PH Testing (Liquid & Soil)
  • Spectroscopy (EM Emission & Absorption)

Section 4: Physical & Earth/Space Science

  • Creation of Force, Energy, & Motion
  • Heat & Thermal Dynamics Concepts
  • Introduction to Rocketry & Flight
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Our Impact

What We've Done

Greenhouse Effect In A Bottle Workshop in Miami Lakes Youth STEM Program

Greenhouse Effect In A Bottle Workshop in Miami Lakes

Science In The City - Space Cadets Initiative

Heart Dissection Workshop at Frost Museum Youth STEM Program

Heart Dissection Workshop at Frost Museum

In Collaboration with Upward Bound

Miami Lakes Library STEM Workshop Youth STEM Program

Miami Lakes Library STEM Workshop

Science in the City - 9/23/17

Linda Lentin K-8 Center STEM Robotics Program Youth STEM Program

Linda Lentin K-8 Center STEM Robotics Program

Initiative: Institutional Location

eMerge Americas 2016 Recap Youth STEM Program

eMerge Americas 2016 Recap

Annual Technology Conference

Miami Country Day School Annual Youth Hackathon Youth STEM Program

Miami Country Day School Annual Youth Hackathon

Initiative: Youth Stem Program

Life Science Workshop at Little Haiti Optimist Club Youth STEM Program

Life Science Workshop at Little Haiti Optimist Club

Initiative: Youth Stem Program

Mobile App Development Workshop at Joe Celestin Center Youth STEM Program

Mobile App Development Workshop at Joe Celestin Center

Initiative: Youth Stem Program

Our Partners

Initiative & Philanthropic Supporters

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Youth STEM Program
NextEra Energy Youth STEM Program
University of Miami Youth STEM Program
James W. Bridges Medical Society Youth STEM Program
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Youth STEM Program
Galactic Youth Foundation Youth STEM Program
Knights Of Columbus, Marian Council #3757 Youth STEM Program
NM Creative Agency Youth STEM Program
Wynwood Tech Youth STEM Program
Support Manifezt Foundation via Amazon Smile Youth STEM Program
Manifezt Foundation is a Proud GuideStar Silver Participant Youth STEM Program