Help your students discover pathways in STEAM & Entrepreneurship with Shad

Help your students discover pathways in STEAM & Entrepreneurship with Shad

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Do you know a changemaker?

Connect them to Shad!

There are so many ways you can help your students connect their passions to pathways with Shad. 

Support your students in applying for Shad

Shads are creative, curious, empathetic, self-empowered change makers. If you know a student with those dispositions, encourage them to apply. You know your students best – some might need support writing or submitting an application. You can share our application page, or email us to connect with a Shad Ambassador.

Provide Personal References

Students submit personal references as part of their applications to Shad. Offering to act as a referee, or helping connect with someone who can, can go a long way

Connect with parents

As an educator, you understand the tremendous value of the immersive, authentic learning that happens at Shad. Some students need support in describing that to their parents – you can help them by sharing words and materials.

Connect with us

The Shad team is available to support you, from visits to your school, to connections to other pathways programs, to presentations at your teachers’ conventions. We can even volunteer at your regional science fair! Feel free to email us to get the conversation started, or sign up for our educator newsletter to stay in the loop.


Instant Resources for Educators

We’ve put together some instant resources to help your students learn about Shad. 

Video Discussion Guides:

Want to hear from a changemaker? We’ve got some of Shad’s former speakers sharing their thoughts on STEAM, finance, and career planning, plus reflection questions.  

Lesson Plans:

We have a growing library of career-focused lesson plans that you can access here. 

Journaling Prompts:

Use these journaling prompts to spark thinking about innovation, entrepreneurship, and future careers.

3D Shadbot head

Have a 3D printer at your school or public library? Download an .STL file of our Shadbot to print and remix! 

Educator Newsletter

Sign up to receive our educator newsletter. We publish a specific educator newsletter four times a year with information on upcoming events and partnerships.

Shad Links for Educators

Concerned about fees?

Check out Shad’s financial assistance.

Affiliated with Shad’s partners?

Scholarships are offered through partners that support traditionally underserved communities.

Contact us

If you want to schedule a school visit, receive materials, or brainstorm new ways to connect, we would love to hear from you!