Scientific Minds of America (SMOA) works to reduce socioeconomic inequity through tutoring services and youth-run sessions for children of all ages, across the world.
Started in 2015 in Howard County, Maryland, by co-founders Arjun Kanjarpane and Lasya Tallapragada, SMOA had its first 1-week session in science and robotics at Lockerman Bundy Elementary School in 2016. Since then, SMOA has expanded across the country into 14 states, reaching over 1,200 students.
Quote From Our FOUNDER
"Community-wide changes starts with listening and empathy. After finding areas of improvement, SMOA works with adult leaders to develop individualized plans to deliver service and change to youth. SMOA teaches the art of thinking and uses different subjects as a channel to introduce various crucial skills, needed for personal and academic advancement. As youth, we are the next generation of America's industries, and as members of SMOA we are working hard to ensure each and every child has the ability to succeed to the greatest extent."
- Arjun Kanjarpane