Mission, Vision, Goal

Our Mission:

Adding value to Kansas' youth through science, technology, engineering, mathematics and personal growth skills.

Our Vision:

To offer the opportunity for all Kansas youth in fourth, fifth and sixth grades to actively participate in the STARBASE program or indirectly participate through teachers who incorporate the STARBASE curriculum in their lesson plans. 


Our Goal:

To improve student comprehension in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics skill areas and encourage the adoption of personal goals.

 

 

STARBASE Profiles

Major General Lee Tafanelli

The relationship between the Kansas National Guard and DoD STARBASE is a remarkable one. We are proud to help DoD STARBASE provide hours of hands-on learning for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to apply science, technology, engineering and math concepts, or STEM to daily life. More than 200 school districts from 53 counties have participated in the Kansas DoD STARBASE program since 1993. With this amazing youth program, we have reached more than 60,000 students in Kansas.

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What They're Saying

“This is always a great learning experience for my students. The staff are well prepared, organized, and work very well with all students. So glad STARBASE is back! Thank you for a great 5 weeks!” —S. Razak, Teacher, Washington Elementary (McPherson)