Our greatest global challenges need everyone at the table, because the challenges are great, and genius can come from everyone. Beyond100K unites leaders to create lasting change in STEM education. Because one STEM teacher can transform a life. But 150,000 diverse and powerful STEM teachers will transform our country — and beyond.
We believe radical collaboration across industry and sector is the key to ending the STEM teacher shortage.
Ten years ago 100Kin10 launched in response to President Obama’s call to solve one of our country’s most pressing challenges–giving kids a great STEM education by preparing 100,000 excellent STEM teachers. What started with 28 organizations grew to a coalition of over 300, including thousands of brilliant thinkers and leaders. Together we helped to prepare 108,000 STEM teachers for America’s classrooms by 2021, achieving something no one thought was possible.
We’re not stopping there.
By 2032, our goal is to prepare and retain 150K new STEM teachers, especially for schools serving majority Black, Latinx, and Native American students.
We’ll support our network in their quest to prepare teachers who reflect and represent their students and to cultivate workplaces and classrooms of belonging, creating the conditions for all students to thrive in STEM learning. That’s how we can end the STEM teacher shortage with equity, representation, and belonging.
Our approach is rooted in the belief that radical collaboration is critical to making our shared vision a reality. To achieve our goal, we will focus on three strategies: