STEMUp is laser focused on ensuring every child and every community across the metro Atlanta region have access to the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) tools and skills to be competitive in the 21st Century workforce.

The Issue

As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, current job trends demand a higher level of proficiency in science and math-related subjects. If today’s youth are to become self-sufficient and productive members of society in the coming decades, mastery of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related subjects is necessary as growth in technology jobs continues to outpace the supply of qualified workers.

United Way's Role

Thanks to our sponsors, including Cox Enterprises, AT&T Aspire, and General Motors, and United Way of Greater Atlanta’s African American Partnership Affinity Group, United Way of Greater Atlanta is rolling out critical supports in partnership with schools, nonprofit organizations, and volunteers to ensure every young person who has the talent and interest will stay on a path to a STEM career. United Way of Greater Atlanta is excited to share four programs that are focused on supporting STEM ecosystems through innovation, youth leadership, mentoring, and community building.

The Results

In 2019 alone, United Way’s STEM initiatives impacted over 538 young people and their families who live in communities with low Child Well-Being scores.