South Jersey Innovation Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and activities in the South Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. The center sponsors activities for children and adults alike.
The center’s efforts are entirely privately funded. The generosity of individual, corporate, media, and foundation supporters is maximized by a highly-qualified staff, an active volunteer base, an engaged Board of Directors, and widespread community backing. Donations to South Jersey Innovation Center are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
We help kids develop conceptual understanding of advanced engineering, math, and critical thinking skills using current topics and materials which go beyond school curriculum.
Our mission is to create an environment where kids can develop critical thinking skills and enjoy the power of analytical reasoning through exploration of math, chess and their practical applications in the modern world, like computer programming and robotics. We will build on your children’s innate curiosity and lead them to learn beyond the scope of the school curriculum. This form of enrichment is essential for developing a sense of intellectual competence, and confidence operating as citizens of tomorrow.
Nearly 80% of future careers will require some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills. At the high-end of the market there will be an even higher dependency on a combination of advanced STEM skills alongside innovation and entrepreneurial skills. A stimulating STEM and Innovation education is essential for developing the basic analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills central to academic achievement and workforce readiness in the 21st century.
The core American educational system offers limited options for advanced academic talent development. These challenges are apparent when you compare US scores to those of the emerging nations in crucial STEM tests of skills. We use a broad international approach in building our intellectually stimulating and academically rigorous program.