STEAM & Dream MKE 2024

STEAM & Dream Summit coming to Milwaukee’s Milwaukee School of Engineering on Friday, June 21, 2024

(Milwaukee, WI) (May 23, 2024) – American Family Insurance will host the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) & Dream Summit on Friday June 21, 2024 on the Milwaukee School of Engineering campus. This unique and inclusive event is designed to provide hands-on
training of STEAM disciplines, while providing the financial security skills needed for the current and next generation. American Family’s event partner in Milwaukee is Young Enterprising Society focused on mobilizing resources to underserved communities.

Those who participate in the STEAM & Dream Summit will take part in a variety of programming that includes hands-on exercises with drones, robots, AI, financial planning, credit repair amongst other educational and wellness sessions led by influential professional and community leaders.

While the Summit is focused on youth, we invite the larger community to attend our keynote experience delivered by Pinky Cole Hayes and Derrick Hayes. Pinky Cole Hayes is a serial entrepreneur and brand strategist. Derrick Hayes is the founder and CEO of Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks at 2:00 pm on June 21, 2024.

The STEAM & Dream Summits build on the STEAM & Dream programming that began in Milwaukee during COVID-19 in response to a lack of access to computers and STEM
programming at home. In support of this programming, American Family Insurance made a $1.5 million investment in Urban Future Centers, a collective of community-based organizations committed to using their connections and resources to foster partnerships that build power and
advance empowerment and equity for communities most impacted by physical, economic and social disparities.

Guidewire Software is proud to be joining with American Family this year to support this important initiative with volunteer and financial support. Guidewire Software is a software company based in San Mateo, California and offers an industry platform for property and casualty
(P&C) insurance carriers in the U.S. and worldwide.

Milwaukee Event Details
Date and Time: Friday June 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee School of Engineering, Dierck’s Hall
1025 N Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Cost: Free

See complete Summit agenda and sign-up link

Additional STEAM & Dream Summits scheduled for 2024
In collaboration with and support from American Family, the summits are led by community based organization partners, including CHAMPS Mentoring, Dorothy Jeanius STEAM Leadership Institute, Kemet Institute and Young Enterprising Society.

The STEAM & Dream Summits were launched in 2022 in Atlanta, Milwaukee, Chicago and Phoenix with founding partners Connect Business Consulting, Milky Way Tech Hub, and Sherman Phoenix. Connect Business Consulting is the project management organization supporting the
national expansion of STEAM & Dream through the Summit events.

To see the energy and excitement of the STEAM & Dream MKE Summit, check out this 2:01 video recap from the events held in 2023.

Young Enterprising Society (¥€$)
Young Enterprising Society’s mission is to be an international epicenter for financially, politically and socially progressive individuals. Serving as a hub, YES mobilizes people, information, resources and capital for the greater good of its members and society at large. Since 2012 YES has worked with over 5,500 students in 8 states through our Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math program. Additionally, through ¥€$ Blueprint, Young Enterprising Society has helped to launch and scale 84 tech, eCommerce and advanced manufacturing startups, primarily in Wisconsin.

American Family Insurance
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address
societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 12th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 251 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America Insurance. Across these companies the group has nearly 13,000 employees nationwide.

Watch STEAM & Dream 2023

Watch STEAM & Dream 2022