Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering, Inc. (ELiTE) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to encourage the growth of socially responsible leaders in engineering and science through technical education, professional mentorship, and creative problem solving in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields for students in resource-limited communities.
Inspired by the Piece it Together Project, ELiTE's directors have facilitated STEM summer programs in developing communities for the past four years. Since being established in Spring 2011, ELiTE has served hundreds of students through its Summer Institute for Technology and Engineering (SITE) programs in Ghana, Jamaica, and Tanzania.
This year ELiTE will continue to grow its SITE program while working towards developing a standardized curriculum and kit of materials for program implementation in developing communities across the globe.
This summer, ELiTE will also kick off our first “S.I.T.E Materials Kit” wish list fundraiser. Our goal is to use the money to fund our “camp in a box,” an engineering kit containing all the materials necessary for our students to have a truly enriched engineering experience. Raising $5,000 will not be easy and this is why we need your help. It’s pretty difficult to take a month off from your regular life to travel to Ghana or Tanzania; however you can still be an influential part of our students’ summer experience.
Below you can see our “wishlist” categories and the (range) of prices for each item:
- TOOLS AND HARDWARE...............................................($10 - $80)
- LAB WARE (CHEMICALS, ELECTRONICS, ETC)......($10 - $15)
- ADMINISTRATIVE (SECURITY, STORAGE, ETC)....($10 - $400)
- DESIGN PROJECT..........................................................($10 - $200)
Your donation will go directly towards the purchase of one or more of these items. Just click the orange “Donate” button, pick an amount and we’ll do the rest. It’s easier than online shopping.
Any amount you can donate will truly go a long way in helping to creative an amazing summer experience for these students! ELiTE has come a long way through the support of friends and family members like you. Please continue to support us and spread the word as we check off our entire wishlist.
-The ELiTE Team