Spokes is an MIT-based, non-profit, student-run initiative as part of an effort to rethink STEM education. We are a team of 8 students comprised of three freshmen, two sophomores, one junior, and two seniors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. We all came to MIT to pursue our passions in math, science, and humanities, but more importantly, we believe in sharing our knowledge with others to inspire future generations.
What we do
This summer, Spokes America is sending a team of 8 MIT students on a cross-country bike ride starting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and ending at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Over the course of 80 days, our team will bike over 3,500 miles and host Learning Festivals in small towns along the route. Our workshops and curriculum are inspired by MIT's hands-on approach to education, combining both elements of MIT's motto, Mens et Manus (Mind and Hand).
Funds raised will serve to further our dream of encouraging children to follow theirs. We hope to enable young people across the country to better realize their own creative problem-solving potential, connect teachers to new teaching resources for science and technology, and challenge stereotypes about what it means to be an engineer. Funds will be spent on purchasing educational supplies and acquiring the necessities for our journey, like food, bikes, and camping equipment. In helping us to complete our journey, your contribution will enable us to spread our passion for STEM to students all over the country.
In donating to Spokes 2020, you’ll help us teach students all across the United States that STEM isn’t out of their reach.
If you want to get in touch with us or for more information, you can head on over to our website!
For $1,000, you'll have the undivided attention of your choice of all or a subset of the team (depends on availability) via a video call or lunch during our trip, schedule permitting, plus all of the perks above!