At Shooting Stars, we firmly believe that education is the only way to break the cycle of generational poverty. By providing STEM college scholarships to financially eligible students in India and Africa, as well as STEM education programs to underserved communities in the U.S, we help support and motivate young people as they work to achieve their dreams.

What Drives Us ?

Africa and India have very low college enrollment. In the US STEM workforce, people of color comprise a very low percentage of total workers. At Shooting Stars, we are motivated to address these inequities through the power of financial scholarships, training, and STEM education programs

College Enrollment

Only 14% in Africa

Only 28% in India

US STEM Workforce with Bachelor's Degree

Only 7% are Black

Only 6% are Hispanic

What We Do ?

For STEM Scholars

For STEM College Scholars in India and Africa , Shooting Stars offers financial scholarships, training in various areas like English, self-confidence, placement and professional mentorship. In short, we exist to fuel their ambition so that their dreams become lifelong realities.

40%

of supported scholars are first generation graduates

70%

of supported scholars have a total family income under $50 per month

For STEM Campers

Shooting Stars executes several hands-on, professionally mentored, state of art technology programs in an effort to inspire youth to explore STEM programs which otherwise they may not have access to.

2000

Youth participants in tech programs

40

Tech Education programs hosted

For Corporates

Corporate sponsorships are critical to the fulfillment of our mission. Our sponsor organizations make technology programs possible, increasing access to meaningful educational opportunities for students in need. They are instrumental in breaking down the barriers to equitable education opportunities for the low income and minority students we serve.

175

Corporate Employee Volunteers

15

Hackathons hosted in partnership with corporations

Our Corporate Partners

“Over the last four years we’ve sponsored seven hackathons – both virtual and in-person with Shooting Stars. The most recent virtual hackathon attracted 47 employee volunteers across the company. In addition to the satisfaction of working with students, a hackathon is an intense team-building opportunity for employees.” 

Karen McCloskey
Corporate Sponsorship, NetScout

Our Impact

Investing in Shooting Stars is investing in a future that is more equitable. The impact of our work not only benefits scholars, but also has a profound impact on their families and communities as well. By increasing access in underserved communities, we hope to change the landscape of education, making it more equitable for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.

450

College scholars funded

800

Under represented students served

Let’s Create a Level Playing Field for All Youth

Come join us on our journey to level the playing field for under-served students across the world giving them opportunities to succeed!