The Atatiana Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides children with hands-on educational, career-oriented programs in
STEAM. Careers in which they are disproportionately underrepresented.
This organization was created in honor of Atatiana Jefferson who, while
with her nephew, was murdered in her home by a Fort Worth police
officer. The project continues the work Atatiana was doing at the time of
her death- exposing youth to STEAM. For underserved communities, this
will bridge educational gaps and open career paths.
The Atatiana Project program consists of academic and enrichment
components that include project-based learning opportunities which focus on the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) while incorporating financial literacy into the technology-driven activities.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
We believe our mission is to inspire, educate, and grow generations from under-resourced communities by providing access to high-quality education in the fields of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).
The Atatiana Project's primary goals are:
(1) To provide a nonviolent, positive, and stimulating space for students and parents to experience to gain support for their educational and social needs in an environment that respects their values and cultural background.
(2) To focus students on setting and achieving higher educational aspirations, within STEAM after high school.
(3) To provide experiences that improve self-esteem and a sense of belonging.
(4) Where applicable, to break the cycle of generational poverty in families.