Youth Development

INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • www.hightechkids.org

Mission Statement

High Tech Kids (legally incorporated as Innovations in Science and Technology Education) delivers fun, hands-on science, engineering and technology programs and events that help Minnesota youth in their formative pre-teen years. We inspire kids to build confidence, create opportunities, and thrive in the 21st century. We support First Lego League teams, coaches and volunteers in MN. Kids engage in 12 weeks of team based building, computer programming, and research to solve a real-world problem. Creativity and innovation are celebrated at 11 regional tournaments and one state championship each year.

Main Programs

  1. FIRST LEGO League
  2. Renewable Energy Challenge
Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

We organize science, engineering and technology programs (FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, Junior FIRST LEGO League and Renewable Energy Challenge) within the state of Minnesota.

ruling year

2000

Executive Director

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Cheryl Moeller

Keywords

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Minnesota

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Also Known As

High Tech Kids

EIN

41-1959073

Physical Address

111 Third Avenue South Suite 120

Minneapolis, 55401

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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After participating in High Tech Kids' programs our participants gain 21st century skills and are excited about science and technology:

85% are better problem solvers

75% are better innovative thinkers

82% are better communicators

82% are better team members

73% want to use STEM in a future career

71% find science more interesting

78% find robot building/engineering concepts easier and more interesting

77% find computer programming easier and more interesting

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

FIRST LEGO League

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Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

Program 2

Renewable Energy Challenge

Not available

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

We organize science, engineering and technology programs (FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, Junior FIRST LEGO League and Renewable Energy Challenge) within the state of Minnesota.

Funding Needs

High Tech Kids provides the infrastructure so adults and kids have a great experience. Donations received from corporations, foundations, and individual donors are spent on our training events, curriculum, tournaments, awards for the kids, facility fees, scholarships, etc. Please contact our Executive Director to better understand how your donation makes a difference in Minnesota!

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INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Leadership

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Executive Director

Cheryl Moeller

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"To support High Tech Kids is to invest in our children, to share our passion, and to inspire these future leaders, innovators, collaborators, and problem solvers for the 21st century.  - Cheryl Moeller, Executive Director"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kirsten Stone

No Affiliation

Term: June 2010 - June 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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