The STEM Academy, Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing economic development by improving STEM literacy for all students. Our meta-disciplinary, state and national standards-based STEM curriculum creates student pathways for industry and post-secondary advancement. We validate instructor and school competency through national standard STEM instructor certification and STEM school accreditation practices.Our approach is designed to improve under-represented minority and low-income student growth, close achievement gaps, decrease dropout rates, increase high school graduation rates, and improve teacher and principal effectiveness. We represent a national next-generation high impact academic model that targets all schools and is for all students.You and I want our lives to matter. We want our lives to make a real difference, to be of genuine consequence in the world. We know that there is no satisfaction in merely going through the motions, even if those motions make us successful, or even if we have arranged to make those motions pleasant. We want to know we have made some impact on the world. In fact, you and I want to contribute to the quality of life. We want to make the world work.