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What We Do

STEMup4Youth is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 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. We hosts weekly hands-on STEM programs and serves over 59,000 children around the world at Boys and Girls Clubs, public libraries, elementary schools, children's festivals, educational fairs, and more! Our divisions teach programming through LEGO robots and introductory coding classes for different age groups. Currently, we have 17 chapters and 4 divisions to help further spread our love of STEM!

Striving to inspire the next generation, especially the underserved population, by bringing them fun, hands-on S.T.E.M. activities.


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        •       National Young Woman of Distinction
        •       100 Most Influential People in Orange County
        •       Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
        •       Coke Scholar
        •       Harvard University Distinction in Teaching
        •       Girl Scouts Gold, Silver, Bronze awards
        •       Prudential Spirit of Community Award—Distinguished Finalist
        •       USNCO (US National Chemistry Olympiad) High Honors—National Top 50
        •       Science Olympiad National Medalist
        •       Emperor Science Award
        •       NCWIT Aspiring in computing National Honorable Mention
        •       President's Gold Volunteer Service Awards
        •       Local Hero of Orange County
        •       Whiz Kids of Orange County
        •       MESA—Solo Math 1st Place (State); Speech Competition 2nd Place (State)

Sharleen Loh
  • President 2013-2018

  • CEO

  • Harvard University

Our Founder

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