The Federation of Galaxy Explorers (FOGE) is a non-profit organization that educates and inspires the next generation of explorers in space-based Science, Technology, Education, and Math (STEM).
Founded in 2001
The Federation of Galaxy Explorers educates and inspires youth in space- related science and engineering. They learn the science and technology that is changing their lives.
The vision of the Galaxy Explorers organization is to expand the frontiers of science and technology to explore and develop space.
The mission is to educate, guide, and prepare the next generation to accept the challenge of expanding humankind’s presence in space.
WHAT WE DO
The Federation of Galaxy Explorers is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization built on the paradigm of a members' participatory club.
Local “Mission Teams” meet on a monthly basis, 10 meetings per year. Field trips and summer camps are also conducted. Adult volunteers teach with easy-to-understand and fun-to-do educational material to provide a hands-on understanding of space science, Earth science, engineering, and rocketry.
Summer Camps teach the role of government and citizenship, and the promise of space expressed in art, writing, history, and business.
Mission Team members wear uniform shirts and are rewarded for participation and achievements with ribbons, patches, medals, and certificates. Awards are an integral part of the program providing children self-esteem through achievement and recognition.
Galaxy Explorers prepares children for employment in the 21st century.
Over time, Galaxy Explorers kids will grow to create a long term citizen activist force in society; shaping the nation’s education policy and furthering the science and engineering required in society.
The concept of Galaxy Explorers is an extremely inexpensive means of educating future generations by drawing on the volunteer spirit of people. The program provides a critical support infrastructure to motivate and educate children outside of the classroom. This infrastructure is particularly important given the lack of classroom resources, science and math teachers, and modern day peer pressure.
The Way Forward
In 2002, Galaxy Explorers pilot programs began at pilot schools in Colorado, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia, where we conducted a summer space camp for 150 children. In 14 years we hosted 40,000 children in summer camps, after school programs, and special events throughout the nation. To accomplish this expansion, Galaxy Explorers has developed partnerships with government agencies, businesses, school districts, and non-profit organizations.