School Year LIVE Virtual Accelerator for Middle and High School Students

Planning Ahead: Building your Confidence for High School and University (Weekday Evening OR Weekends on Zoom; Join any Month or the Full Year)

Enrollment now open for students aged 13-16 years. Weekly 90 minute sessions per module (4 sessions per module).  10 modules per year. Created by BioEndeavor, a non-profit organization focused on empowering students through STEAM for GOOD.

Mentorship opportunities with professors, undergraduate and graduate students including alumna from MIT and Brown. Participate in monthly STEAM challenges. 

Problem solving with professors, undergrads, grads, NGOs and start-ups.

Engage in competitions, global citizenship opportunities, research, find internships, and entrepreneurship opportunities to build your portfolio for post secondary education and scholarship applications.

Learn about the STEAM disciplines before starting high school. Plan your high school course selections in middle school.

Explore university/college programs, majors and minors, professors and research opportunities. 

Learn how to design a unique university/college profile based on STEAM for GOOD. 

Receive mentorship on finding extracurricular activities that demonstrate your character and commitment to using STEAM for Good. 

Meet professors who have an "inside view" of university.

Top problem solvers are eligible to receive the BioEndeavor Change Maker Scholarship and are eligible for BioEndeavor's Summer Mentorship. 

Working with BioEndeavor

We want to empower as many students from grades 7 to 10. To build resilient students who know how to craft a future that is as much about success as it is about fulfillment. By planning ahead, we hope to reduce the stress and anxiety that comes from the search for and application to university/college in grades 11 and 12.

  • Explore the STEAM disciplines before you get to grade 11; feel confident about school choices, majors and minors as well career opportunities after graduation.

  • Work with our mentors to build your critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Receive academic support to find and apply for extracurricular activities that build a cohesive story for your school and scholarship applications.

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Main Instructor and Co-Founder BioEndeavor

Dr. Minna Allarakhia

Dr. Minna Allarakhia is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brown University. She is the founder of BioEndeavor and the Purposeful Learning school - seeking to inspire students to find their purpose and passion through STEAM for GOOD. For 2 years now, Dr. Minna Allarakhia has been designing a STEAM curriculum that connects to the real world, where STEAM is used by students to find solutions to our community level and global challenges. Students as young as 8 years old have found their voice and developed their critical and creative thinking skills through the BioEndeavor programs. The STEAM Accelerator is an initiative to empower middle and early high school students by sharing with and connecting students to exciting courses, programs, schools, and STEAM careers. Dr. Allarakhia fundamentally believes that students must be engaged as early as grade 6 on planning their high school courses, designing a purposeful, meaningful and cohesive extracurricular portfolio, and learning how to design their post secondary educational pathways. It is more than about "getting into university/college" for Dr. Minna Allarakhia. It is about enabling personal clarity for her students on what success, fulfillment and balance means today, in high school, in undergraduate, graduate school and in life itself. She brings vast experience across the sciences, engineering disciplines, and in the management of technological innovation as Faculty and as an entrepreneur. Dr. Minna Allarakhia has studied at a number of institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Her kind demeanor and deep commitment to all students has been appreciated by the 100s of students each she has taught.

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High School Student: She Designs the Way Forward Workshop

Thank you for the discussions. I truly learned so much about myself. I wish more teachers would discuss these issues in class.

Past Student of Empowering Girls through Social Entrepreneurship

R.M. Undergraduate Student

Dr Minna Allarakhia is the best teacher, consultant and mother from BioEndeavor.

The Girls Foundation of Tanzania

Co-founder and Chair

Professor Allarakhia is vibrant, very determined and fiercely intelligent. Coupled with her passion as a teacher, she has the unique ability to articulate concepts in a way that students can relate to.

Cube Zanzibar

On behalf of Cube Zanzibar we extend our gratitude to you for all you did for the girls and us. Thank you for your dedication to girls and communities at large.

Graduate Student

Your current class has been inspiring. I have enjoyed our discussions. The learning environment you foster is truly remarkable.

Graduate Student

Great Professor, learned a lot from her classes. The teaching style makes you want to attend class everyday, she knows how to engage students.

Graduate Student

Great teacher and she gives her heart out to explain the topic and help students. She's my favorite!

Parent of Child: Writing on Purpose Workshop

Thank you so much for your dedication and commitment.


  • How long is the accelerator program?

    The accelerator runs from September 2023 to June 2024 (inclusive).

  • Can students join anytime?

    Yes, students can join anytime with payment prorated based on the start date. Please note that students will start at the beginning of each month's module. Please contact us at [email protected] to register.

  • Can I cancel my enrollment?

    Two weeks' notice must be provided to cancel your monthly enrollment to avoid being charged (i.e. two weeks before the beginning of the next monthly module).

  • Do you provide discounts or financial assistance for the accelerator?

    Yes, we offer discounts and financial assistance. As a non-profit organization, we work with families to enable access to our programming. Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss discounts and/or financial assistance. You can also learn more about our socially driven, global activities to empower students and teachers at:

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