How to start a team:

MESA programs have achieved significant results advancing diversity and inclusion, with over 90% of MESA students from cultural, linguistic and economically disadvantaged communities.   More than 85% go on to college and of those, 70% matriculate into STEAM careers! If you would like to start a team in your middle or high school, we welcome all teachers from all backgrounds.

Team Startup Checklist

  • An agreement letter to host a club from your school Principal
  • A spirit of creativity and inclusion
  • A commitment of 4 hours per week using curriculum modules
  • 4 or more kids
  • Willingness to incorporate in school or after school
  • The desire to have your kids compete both academically and socially
  • The expectation that diversity is a strength