STEMpact2020 is a coalition of more than 30 high-performing organizations, school districts, corporations, and government entities. This group is dedicated to filling the pipeline of STEM professionals needed to mentor to the underrepresented youth in our community. The coalition was formed in response to the US2020 challenge put forth by the White House to generate large-scale, innovative solutions to STEM education challenges in the United States.

The collective impact of the STEMpact2020 Guiding Coalition is what makes this network so unique.  STEMpact2020 is creating opportunities for collaboration among public and private entities where competition and inefficiencies have existed in the past.  By collaborating, as a whole we are able to expand the reach of the expertise and human capital of both private and public sectors.

This results in:

Increased partnership and collaboration
Efficient use of funding
Deeper reaching program development
Streamlined volunteer recruitment and management services
Clearer communication
Increased funding streams for all partners
More youth impacted by quality STEM programming


Guiding Coalition Members

Listed are active members, which include entities that have participated in the following within the last year: Guiding Coalition meetings, providing STEM mentors, receiving STEM mentors, intermediary work, or sponsorship.

Member Name

Mentor Provider

Mentor Receiver

Inter-    mediary


AgVantis X
Big Brothers, Big Sisters X
Bombardier X
BREG (Blueprint for Regional Economic Growth) X
Catholic Diocese of Wichita X
Children First A-STEM X X
Exploration Place X X
Girl Scouts of the Kansas Heartland X
Kansas Starbase X
NetApp X X
Real Men Real Heroes X
Spirit AeroSystems X
Success in the Middle  X X
Tect Aerospace X X
Textron Aviation – Beechcraft, Cessna, Hawker X X
The Pando Initiative X
TRIO/Upward Bound Math Science Center X
TRIO/Upward Bound/Wichita Prep X
USD 259 – Wichita Public Schools X
Wichita Chamber of Commerce X X
Wichita Community Foundation & Knight Foundation
Workforce Alliance X
WSU – College of Engineering X X X X
WSU – Fairmount Center for Science and Math Education X  X
WSU Foundation X
Young Professionals of Wichita X X


Friends of STEMpact2020

These are entities are supporters of the STEMpact2020 work but have not participated in the following within the last year on a corporate or organizational level: Quarterly Guiding Coalition meetings, providing STEM mentors, receiving STEM mentors, STEM intermediary work, or sponsorship.


Great Plains Ventures

High Touch

Pathways to Health Careers


Koch Industries


National Institute for Aviation Research

Kansas Mentors

Volunteer Kansas

Youth Horizons

City of Wichita


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