We began in 2016 as a group of graduate students trying to bring our research closer and relevant to our community in Merced, California. Today, we are a group dedicated to bringing academics from Universities and Colleges closer to the community to share their research in an accessible, relevant and fun way! Our main goal is to introduce K-12 students and adult learners to advanced, integrated and interdisciplinary academic topics using project and play-based activities. We hope to make learning fun and answer the question of “why” we need all of the schooling we go through – namely so we can address the pressing issues of today.
Education is one of the key components of fighting for social justice in our communities, empowering our youth and adults to use their voice and trust their knowledge to become creative problem solvers. It is our mission to enhance education, creative and critical thinking skills through showing students of all ages that learning is not only fun, but also how it can be empowering to come up with meaningful and impactful solutions!