As our education system devotes more focus to STEM, there’s one major hurdle – algebra. A keystone of any STEM curriculum – and among the biggest indicators of students’ future salaries – Algebra 1 is also the most failed class in America.
That’s where Bootstrap comes in. Students use a mathematical programming language that reinforces – rather than undermining – the math in their books in order to build something cool: a video game of their own creation.
Bootstrap now reaches 20,000 kids annually (with girls and minorities comprising about half), and, thanks to the support of the ESA Foundation, we’re continuing to grow.