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Our Mission


HYPOTHEkids is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, Math) education and youth development nonprofit that supports K-12 underrepresented students from low-income communities across New York City. We provide our students with engaging hands-on STEAM education and internship experiences to support the next generation of scientists and engineers.


HYPOTHEkids was founded in 2013 as the outreach arm of NYC’s first affordable biotech incubator for early stage life science companies, Harlem Biospace. To date, we have served over 20,000 young people.

Our Vision

To create a STEAM talent pipeline that is representative of the diversity of NYC

Our Approach

Giving Students What They Need To Succeed in STEAM


We design curriculum that fosters curiosity, critical thinking and creative problem solving through hands-on activities and experiments. Our curricula is responsive to the needs of employers because it's adapted to feedback from NYC's expanding life science industry



Students can see themselves in the diverse scientists, engineers, and teachers they meet through our programs, which helps to redefine their ideas about who is capable of engaging in STEAM studies and careers.


We provide students with free STEAM training and place them in paid summer internships at cutting-edge research labs and health care institutions. These opportunities enhance academic outcomes and college applications while creating connections to post-secondary career paths.

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