"We Support" has been created to bring additional awareness to those organizations that have similar missions as STEAM Sports Foundation and Dickinson Partner Group. We encourage those who support education, innovation, diversity, inclusion, and social/human equity to embrace these organizations as we all try to make this world a better place.
Live To Be Different Foundation
The Live To Be Different Foundation, led by NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, was formed in 2017 to lift up individuals seeking a means to fulfill their potential, no matter their age, skin color, disabilities or ambitions. Through a message of compassion, love and understanding, Bubba believes all barriers can be removed so that all dreams can be realized.
Live To Be Different's mission is to encourage the next generation to be better and more inclusive than every generation before it, so that they can achieve anything they put their mind to, just as Bubba has done in his journey as an African-American race car driver.
In doing so, Live To Be Different strives to empower and support disadvantaged individuals with educational, medical, social or other types of assistance needed to help make their dreams reality.
NGX YOUTH MOTORSPORTS
NXG Youth Motorsports, Inc. (NXG) is a 501c3 non-profit entity headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. NXG exists as a driving force to motivate and prepare youth, particularly African Americans and minorities from underserved communities, to be conscientious drivers on the road and in their lives. With karting as the draw, participants learn applications of S.T.E.M. principles and develop life-skills necessary to succeed in life.
Our mission is to advance economic opportunity by providing the tools they need to reach their goals. We help individuals of all ages by offering financial education, one-on-one coaching, course on credit score improvement, as well as pathways toward homeownership and starting a business. The cycle of struggling to get by each month has dominated kitchen tables and the desks of small business owners for generations. It is more than just “pulling yourself up by the bootstraps”—it is about knowing how to navigate a financial system that requires knowledge, experience and expertise in order to generate economic security for families and business, and to pass that on to our children.
SPEED Institute, founded by NBA legend Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin, features rising NASCAR star Bubba Wallace in the No. 23 Toyota Camry. The team, behind Wallace’s Live to Be Different Foundation, has created SPEED Institute, providing professional education and executive development through internships to those in marginalized communities.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation
The SME Education Foundation inspires, prepares, and supports the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. Since its organization by SME in 1979, the SME Education Foundation works to bring students, educators, industry, and communities together through its SME PRIME program; awards annual student scholarships and conducts the Student Summit Event Series held at SME events in North America.
TechForce Foundation is a national nonprofit, 501(c)(3) with the mission to champion all students to and through their education and into careers as professional technicians. TechForce powers the technician workforce by awarding more than $1.5 million in scholarships and grants annually to financially disadvantaged students; changes perceptions towards this evolving, “new collar” STEM career; and provides local career exploration and workforce development programming. TechForce’s online, social network of students, working technicians, instructors, employers, industry professionals and enthusiasts committed to championing the technician workforce is the conduit through which the charity delivers its free resources, programs and career hub for the benefit of aspiring technicians.
For more information, visit www.techforce.org.
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Women in Motorsports N.A. (WIMNA)
Women in Motorsports North America is a community of professionals devoted to supporting opportunities for women across all disciplines of motorsport by creating an inclusive, resourceful environment to foster mentorship, advocacy, education, and growth, thereby ensuring the continued strength and successful future of our sport.