​​ helping kids stem up to greater heights in the STEM fields


Who We Serve

Our Founder

STEMup4Youth is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation to pursue the elements of STEM by bringing children fun, hands-on STEM activities through interactive programs, events, and performances. Founder Sharleen Loh  has been designing STEM activities for children since 2013 at age 13. Today, STEMup4Youth hosts weekly STEM programs and serves over 51,000 children throughout Southern California—at Boys and Girls Clubs, public libraries, presentations, expos, bookmobiles, showcases, elementary schools,  children's festivals, county fairs, and summer reading programs.  Our divisions teach  LEGO robot programming and introductory/intermediate coding classes for different age groups. Currently, we have 17 chapters and 4 divisions to help further spread our love of STEM!



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​​​What We Do

About Us

  • National Young Women of Distinction
  • 100 Most Influential People in Orange County
  • Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
  • Coca Cola Scholar
  • Harvard University Distinction in Teaching
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award—Distinguished Finalist
  • USNCO (US National Chemistry Olympiad) High Honors—National Top 50
  • Science Olympiad National Medalist
  • Troy High School Valedictorian
  • Whiz Kids of Orange County
  • Local Hero of Orange County
  • Co-founder &  Co-President of Troy High Chemistry Club
  • Co-President & Violinist for World Relief Chamber Music
  • Girl Scouts Gold, Silver, Bronze awards
  • MESA—Solo Math 1st Place (State); Speech Competition 2nd Place (State)

I love working with children & helping to enrich their futures! I hope to make a lasting impact on the world, whether it be big or small :)

We serve pre-schoolers to middle schoolers.