About

Kids Need Enrichment is an organization dedicated to putting the amazing, fun, and powerful world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in the hands of kids. We’re achieving this with our philosophy of Expose, Engage, and Challenge:

  1. Expose kids to the many different aspects of STEM, so they can answer the basic question of “What is it?”
  2. Engage kids to take an active role and experience “Why are these things important?”
  3. Challenge kids to take it to the next level and figure out “How do I use this to make a difference?”

We believe that learning should be awesome and fun. With our Expose, Engage and Challenge philosophy, learning takes place anywhere and everywhere and in multiple ways – visually, auditorially, kinesthetically, and emotionally. Kids learn so much by playing and experiencing the world around them. We need to help them find the right tools and opportunities.

We facilitate this by continually collecting and curating experiences for you and your family to try at your own pace and comfort level. (If you have any suggestions or requests, just email us at stem@kidsneedenrichment.com.)

Since we believe that the best learning doesn’t take place in isolation, we’ve created a community where parents and kids can learn from each other. We hope your family will join us in exploring the amazing world of STEM! You can easily sign up by filling out your email address and name on the right hand side of the page.

What are we doing now? (Last Updated Feb 2016)
This is going to be a STEM-tastic year at Kids Need Enrichment. We have 12 high school senior interns working on a variety of STEM projects. We’re organizing STEM Nights at 2 local elementary schools and supporting a third one. We’re also very excited about our new KNE STEM Talk on Saturday 4/16 from 12:45 to 2:15 at the Port Washington Public Library where elementary through high school-aged children will present about their passion for STEM.

We’ve also been redoing our website to make it a more user friendly reference tool. Now you can find different information and activities based on discipline – Science, Technology & Engineering, or Math as well as the level of immersion – Expose, Engage, or Challenge.

We just created our new logo and will use it on some new KNE T-shirts! We hope you’ll join the fun!

About Adrienne
Here I am!Adrienne started Kids Need Enrichment in 2014 as a project to seek out and explore fun, engaging, and enriching experiences for her family and then share them with others. During this time she realized that families wanted to find more STEM opportunities, which led to Kids Need Enrichment’s current focus.  She’s always open to new ideas and opportunities so let her know if there is anything in particular you want to hear about (stem@kidsneedenrichment.com).