Summer STEM Program

Empower Yourself MA

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math is known as "STEM"

Helping Underserved & Underrepresented Students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers

Teachers deliver STEM education across all grade levels

STEM teachers are among the most in-demand teaching jobs, typically specializing in one subject area at the secondary grade level.

Empower Yourself is a year-long program whose goal is to educate underserved youth in urban areas in the fields of financial literacy, business, and economics, so they can make informed financial and economic decisions. Contact us to learn more about our Summer STEM Program.

“Education is improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it”…. Marian Wright Edelman

Recent Highlights


Washington and Reston, Va. (March 15, 2022) – Challenger Center and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) today announced Jackie Blumer, Jennifer Cheesman, Kellie Taylor, Cedric Turner, and Katrina Harden Williams as the winners of the 2022 Trailblazing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educator Award. Each teacher, and their respective schools, will be awarded $5,000. In addition, each teacher will receive free access to Challenger Center STEM programming. One of the five educators will be named the grand prize winner and be invited to join Club for the Future, Blue Origin’s nonprofit, at a future New Shepard launch.

Economic Symposium

Global Economic Symposium is a trade simulation in which teams of students become economic advisors.

Financial Literacy

Launch the next level of innovative middle school training.

NSBE JR Program

In collaboration with the National Association of Black Engineers and the Tuskegee Airman Assiciation.

Adult Financial Program

We offer online Basic Financial Literacy information that will serve to start exercises and plans.

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Letter from Senator Markey (D-Mass)

2022 Trailblazing STEM Educator Award

Senator Edward J Markey STEM Educator Award Cedric Turner


Autonomous Drone Competition 2nd Place Finish!

Students received Certificates from Lincoln Labs/MIT

Summer STEM Program Empower Yourself STEM Students

Learn more about our Summer STEM Program at Empower Yourself MA. Research opportunities in Financial & Economic Literacy & STEM. Students start our program in the 6th grade to college.

You are invited to Blue Origin's 6th Human Flight | NS-22

Dear Cedric,
Congratulations on receiving the 2022 Trailblazing STEM Educator Award. In partnership with Challenger Center and AIAA, and on behalf of Club for the Future, we would like to invite you and a guest to join us for the upcoming NS-22 launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard with a crew of six astronauts. New Shepard launches from Launch Site One, in Van Horn, Texas.

Blue Origin Reusable Rocket Engines STEM Teacher Award