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Multicultural Educational

Programs, Inc.

Preparing today's youth to be tomorrows

leaders in STEM!

Celebrating 21 years!

Welcome to Multicultural Educational Programs, Inc. (MEP), we are a 501(c) (3) organization offering phenomenal programs using hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) activities. Our organization has two signature exhibits serving children from kindergarten through twelfth grade and programs designed to help children and older youth discover interesting and important opportunities in S.T.E.M. focused careers. Thank-you to the Iowa Office of Economic Development, Kemin Industrial Corporation and the UPS Foundation. These kits plus many other science and engineering activities can be checked out free of charge to teachers & organizations. A full size Kit is also free of charge at the Drake University STEM Hub in Des Moines, Iowa.


 MEP has expanded the partnership with the Highland Park Community Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Children attending the after-school program at Highland Park Community Church will have access to all of the STEM supplies with this new expanded program which will serve grades kindergatern-8th graders.

Check out our You Tube channel at Multicultural Educational Programs,

(it's under the big blue "M")

Please view, like and subscribe! Help us to build our base for children to learn from home! Children can view YouTube and participate with their kit at home.

The mission of Multicultural Educational Programs, Inc. is to inspire, empower and encourage underrepresented and undeserved people to pursue their education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Since its inception in 2000, MEP has served over 55,100 students throughout the United States and internationally. STEM programs have been held in Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri and Tennessee. Children have also been served in the countries of the Dominican Republic and Liberia. The staff is comprised of individuals with medical, graduate and undergraduate degrees who develop, orchestrate and implement our STEM curriculum. (Updated April 2022)

Please view our video below to get an overview of our mission and programming.