RURAL EDUCATION ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM
Building the STEM Leaders of Tomorrow
Rural Education Advancement Program (REAP) is a non-profit 501(c)3. REAP was established to bring STEM programs to K-12 students in rural locations who may not otherwise have access to STEM education. Further, REAP seeks to increase the number of under represented populations in STEM related college fields and, in turn, in STEM related careers. Finally, building leadership is an integral piece of student success in STEM. With this in mind, REAP's instructors are students, or former students, who have gained STEM knowledge and skills while in the program.
WHO WE ARE
REAP was the inspiration of educators and parents who saw the need for STEM education in rural communities throughout New Mexico. They also saw the need to encourage under represented student populations to participate in STEM programs. Their goal was to instill a desire to pursue a STEM related college field of study and ultimately a STEM career.
Learning By Doing
REAP believes that learning is best achieved through a hands-on approach. Students in REAP programs acquire STEM knowledge and skills by participating in robotics, computer science, and other competitions.
Broadening Student Understanding of the World Around Them
REAP provides a wide array of science opportunities for students. Students work with professionals in various science disciplines gaining knowledge and experience.