American Honda Foundation Collaborative is Boosting STEAM Interest and Learning Among Young Black and Latino Men
May 10, 2021
The American Honda Foundation committed $2.5 million over a five-year period when it established the Honda STEAM Collaborative, a cradle-to-college and career pipeline for young Black and Latino men in the Greater Los Angeles area. The funding provided resources and support to eight nonprofit educational organizations in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Approaching its fifth year of funding, this unique program has yielded improved school attendance and grades, and 40 percent gains in STEAM learning as measured by program tests. Beyond creating greater interest in STEAM subjects for involved students, teachers report that the Honda STEAM Collaborative also is improving student behavior and self-esteem.