In the 21st century, STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics), are more important than ever before. It’s a massive field that encompasses many different types of careers, so it’s no wonder that parents are wanting their children to get excited about these subjects. Here is a look at three startups that are teaching children these innovative skills: 

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  • Smartivity Labs

Launched in 2015, this startup in Delhi, India, is passionate about designs, and believes that children learn best through play. They are dedicated to helping children learn about STEAM subjects to inspire the next generation. All of their toys are screen-free and involve hands-on building. 

  • Thimble

Founded in New York, Thimble began on kickstarter with the promise of delivering kits to schools that would teach children about robotics and programming. During the pandemic, they started selling directly to parents. They offer live and self-paced lessons for children in grades 4-12.

  • Creation Crate

This company sends subscription boxes to customers that teach children how to build and program electronics – including mood lamps, a lock box, and even an alarm clock. 

High school students who intend to continue their education in STEAM fields can sign up for the Valentino DiGiorgio STEAM Scholarship. Valentino DiGiorgio, graduate of Temple University and Villanova University,  is an entrepreneur and philanthropist.