About Us

Meet STEM Futures Academy

The STEM Futures Academy is the brainchild of Dr. Jerri Bland. She and her team of education, STEM, and communication experts developed our Explorer and Voyager programs based on best practices for online and in-person enrichment programs.


The STEM activities available through our online SFA Explorer program are designed to foster a joy and fascination with STEM for students of all ages that hopefully leads to long-term interest in STEM education or occupations. Profits from the Explorer program support scholarships for the SFA Voyager program.


The SFA Voyager program is an immersive after-school program offered in-person in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. Specifically designed to prepare minority, under-served, or female students and their parents for successful matriculation and completion of the first semester of college STEM courses, the Voyager program is open to 7th-grade students with guidance counselor or teacher recommendation.



Our Leadership Team

Jerri Bland, Ed.D.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Alice Stone, M.A.T.

Curriculum Consultant

Felicia Mebane, Ph.D.

Communications Consultant