Multicultural Educational
Programs, Inc.

Preparing today's youth to be tomorrows 
leaders in STEM!

Celebrating 20 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 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 and organizations. A Kit is also free of charge at the Drake University STEM Hub in Des Moines, Iowa.

Please check out our students of the year on the impact page! They are outstanding! 


Due to the Corona Virus, all local and national MEP programming visits have continued to be cancelled. 

The MEP program will begin offering on line activities for children and their families this fall on October 12, 2020 . (Please register by clicking on the blue tab) for your family MEP STEM in the box kit with hands on activities. (Scholarships available). 


Check out our new 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!  


Thank you to the Iowa Office of Economic Development.

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 50,000 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 February 2020)
Please view our video below to get an overview of our mission and programming.