Brown Toy Box is teaming up with DonorsChoose to make sure that students can see themselves in a STEAM career.
Brown Toy Box has announced that it is teaming up with DonorsChoose to empower Black and Brown children to see themselves in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) careers.
“What we confirmed last week at the ESEA Network conference in New Orleans is that there is an incredible hunger from schools and educators for culturally affirming products and content for their scholars. We are creating change and it feels amazing,” said Brown Toy Box creator, Terri-Nichelle Bradley. “We are on a mission to disrupt generational poverty with Brown Toy Box STEAM Kits and inspire a new generation of underserved kids to unlock their potential. Google and other corporate brands like Cox Media are helping make this happen.”
The plan calls for Brown Toy Box to expand its in-school offerings to reach up to 100,000 students in 2022. The program will kick off with Title 1 schools in high-poverty neighborhoods. The company will offer its toy collection to educators and students to interest them in STEAM projects.
The various kits manufactured by Brown Toy Box include puzzles, journals, memory games, window clings, activity books, story dice, and more. Each kit focuses on a theme and includes a mixture of activities to provide hours of engagement.
Brown Toy Box STEAM kits and toys are available at Target.com, specialty retailers, and http://www.browntoybox.com. Full-time public school teachers can request these kits through DonorsChoose.