Kids Ahead For Grown-Ups

Welcome to Kids Ahead! Our program is an initiative to increase the number of kids with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competencies and interests. This website is designed to inspire young people to learn about STEM through innovative interactions in the physical and virtual worlds.

The Kids Ahead program is part of a larger national initiative being led by Southern Methodist University to improve STEM skills in young people. By providing middle school children access to quality content, activities, projects, events and information, Kids Ahead will spark their interest and passion. Kids Ahead also seeks to provide parents, teachers, club leaders and STEM volunteers the resources they need to make STEM activities a central part of young people's lives.

Kids Ahead takes children's safety and privacy very seriously. For more information, read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Delores Etter, Ph.D.

A message from Kids Ahead Founder Delores Etter, Ph.D.

Welcome to Kids Ahead, a project that I have been working on for over two years. I am so proud to bring this inspirational site to young minds and I am excited about supporting you in the work that you do with your family, students and young people in your community. I have designed Kids Ahead to be a safe, fun site where we can help middle-school kids gain interest and confidence in their STEM skills. Right now, I am working to build new sponsors and partners to support expansion and maintenance for this resource. Please help me by giving me your suggestions, spreading the word about our site and building partnerships in support of our kids.

I will update you on developments as they happen and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for the work you are doing with your family, students and community—you are the real leaders in bringing STEM skills to our future leaders.

Dr. Delores Etter

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