Raioni Madison and Meagan Narine met as Social Innovation Fellows in Teach For America’s Metro-Atlanta alumni network. They are both passionate about using their skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of youth.
Raioni is the founder of 3D Girls, Inc., a nonprofit organization that empowers girls to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Meagan is the founder of Culturally Relevant Science, a program that uses storytelling to make STEM more accessible to children of color.
The two women met in 2019 when they were both selected to be Social Innovation Fellows with Teach For America. Raioni served as Meagan’s mentor, and they quickly bonded over their shared passion for S.T.E.A.M. education.
“I was really impressed with Meagan’s vision for Culturally Relevant Science,” Raioni said. “She had a clear understanding of the challenges that kids of color face in STEM, and she was passionate about creating a program that would address those challenges.”
Meagan was equally impressed with Raioni’s work with 3D Girls, Inc. “Raioni is a visionary leader,” Meagan said. “She’s created a program that is truly changing the lives of girls.”
Meagan provided an amazing Owl Pellet Lab that WOWed the girls in the Girls Link Up Summer Camp this year. The two women have continued to collaborate since their time as Social Innovation Fellows.
“We are both committed to using our skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of youth,” Raioni said. “We believe that every girl deserves the opportunity to reach her full potential, regardless of her background.”
Learn more about Culturally Relevant Science, Meagan and Co-Founder Tamir by visiting http://crsci.org