Embrace the uninitiated child & change the face of technology forever!
Here's Why JEKL Institute is Awesome
Science | Technology | Engineering| Art+design | Mathematics
What makes The JEKL Institute unique?
Everyone is a collaborator
Many STEM-focused nonprofits exist within Colorado, nationally, and internationally. While these organizations may be perceived as competitors, The JEKL Institute views these organizations as potential collaborators.
We focus on all STEAM disciplines
Other nonprofit organizations providing STEAM programs often focus on one or two specific skill sets.
Our programming is customizable
Our curricula draw connections between STEAM and everyday activities to allow students to build connections, confidence and understanding before they fully commit to a specific career path.
We are culturally representative
Our programming unapologetically highlights the achievements of women and BIPOC innovators in STEAM, which sets our programming apart and allows participants to see themselves as future STEAM professionals.
We never assume that participants have common resources
The JEKL Institute provides the resources needed in order for every student to actively participate in our STEAM programming regardless of their situation or background.
What services do we provide? Programming and Workshops
The JEKL Institute’s programming includes a series of customizable STEAM activities that empower
educators and advocates to inspire BIPOC scholars to explore and pursue STEAM career paths.
The JEKL Institute’s programming consists of interactive maker activities that integrate concepts
across the STEAM disciplines to further engage curious minds – i.e., future doctors, engineers, and
technologists – as well as make the connection for those whose interests are in fields not
immediately identified in STEAM.
Throughout our history, more than 20,000 youth have participated in our activities in three countries and on two continents.
Our Partners & Supporters
City & County of Denver
Denver Public Library
Blair Caldwell African American Research Library
Denver Public School District
My Brothers Keeper, Denver Chapter
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
American Petroleum Institute
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Wyoming
Cherry Creek Schools
Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Project Proud Fatherhood, LLC
Colorado Women's Hall of Fame
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Boys & Girls Club of America
Tech For All Denver
Asfaw Family Foundation
Jack & Jill of America
Horizons at Colorado Academy
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Youth With A Future
Urban Leadership Foundaion of Colorado
Curls on the Block
Star Girlz Empowerment
Black Child Development Institute
Center For African American Health
Apprentice of Peace
Athletics & Beyond
Heart & Hand
Hope of Guinea
Million Women Mentors
National Girls Collaborative
The Links Incorporated
The Links Incorporated Denver Colorado Chapter
Black Business Initiative
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc
HOW CAN WE SERVE YOU?
JEKL is available for:
Classroom & Entire School Events
JEKL will develop and tailor a STEAM event around your organization's needs.