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So folks say Leshell "speaks kid!" If you don't know who Leshell is or what "speaks kid" refers to, you should certainly witness one of Uplift's informal learning app development, robotics, or game design classes throughout the DC metro area.

Leshell (or Ms. Leshell as her students call her) has a way of reaching students in ways you wouldn't believe. She has amazed parents before their very eyes within a matter of minutes. It's an amazing experience to behold. Students seem to really 'hear' her while learning and perform better than ever imagined.

You'll hear Leshell often say that she "takes this stuff seriously." We believe her! After all, she's been teaching STEM topics since before the STEM acronym was created, as a matter of fact it's been 17 years now. This is her life's work, her calling, and she has answered in a major way.

With support from the MacArthur Foundation, Google, and Microsoft and locally from ShareFund DC, Leshell and her students have managed to publish more than 10 apps in your favorite app store, win robotics competitions, and uncover the secret to making great games.

Help Uplift continue to do this in 2016! Contribute to their current campaign. You will be very proud you did!