Strategic Goals

1. 100% Digital literacy for youth by 2030
2. Increase Percentage of students going into STEAM Fields
3. Entrepreneurship: Number of participants in Innoventure, TechStars, STEAMX

TIES Laptop Donation

A Technology Initiative Empowering Students

Sun City Challenge

Check Out What Renewable Energy Innovations

High School Students created in Virtual Reality

Teams designed a Historic Landmark, a Smart Neighborhood

and a Solar Star Mountain Tourist Education Center

Helping Students
and Educators

In order to compete on a global scale, the Borderplex Region must continue to support efforts that develop, deploy, and advance educational programs and initiatives focused on harvesting youth entrepreneurship ecosystems and technology comprehension. Support towards these efforts will help prepare the next generation on future opportunities and challenges the economy will face. STTE Foundation is committed to enhancing the regional economy through educational programs, maximizing meaningful partnerships, and embracing family support mechanisms for the next twenty-years.


Our programs, initiatives and summer camps provide middle, high schools and college students the opportunity to learn while solving real-world problems.


We are truly thankful to our many partners for their generous support. STTE would not be able to make a generational impact without the trust and buy-in from our partners. 


Educators are critical influencers that help shape the future and the success of STTE programs and initiatives. At STTE we make it a point to recognize educators for their meaningful work.


Our programs, initiatives and summer camps provide middle, high schools and college students the opportunity to learn while solving real-world problems.


Our board of directors consists of regional leaders both dynamic and passionate about helping drive success through technology education. 


In order to inspire change, you need a progressive team that cares about impacting the future. Take a look inside STTE and who is helping motivate youth.



Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation, with support from partners, is launching Unicorn Teens, a new Ed Tech app that will focus on uniting the next generation of innovators with entrepreneurial and educational programs aimed at driving startup creation and solving economic challenges. The app features a social media feed, lean business model creation and STTE program information. The app can be downloaded for free on the Google Play and Apple stores.


As a non-profit organization devoted to serving the youth and community of El Paso, we are inspired to help students in this trying time. Since launching, TIES has been broadcasted by local news outlets and received over 1,400 submissions, affirming the fact that students are experiencing digital divide difficulties. STTE intends on enabling students to continue their education remotely as well as remove their families of a financial burden. While the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging the strength of our economy, we kindly ask for your contribution to this initiative. Your support will enable students affected in this trying time to continue their studies from home as well as enhance the regional economy. 



2018 Youth Impacted
2018 Prizes Awarded to Youth
2019 Youth Impacted
2019 Awarded to Youth

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STTE Reports

2019 Annual Report

2019 Q3 Report

2019 Q2 Report

2019 STEAMX Report

Meet our board

With over 20 years of experience in developing ecosystems, Dr. Pallares, Adventure Capitalist is the founding member for the STTE Foundation.

Dr. Beto Pallares


Noah Carp STTE Board Member
With over 20 years of experience in education, technology, and professional services firms, Noah's successful career in finance, operations, and strategic planning leadership roles has spanned non-private, privately held, and public companies. Noah is passionate about addressing the gaps of inequity that continue to exist in our education systems.


Board member

Kathryn Hansen, Arrowhead Center’s Director, has extensive experience in management of programs and in business and technology development. She has managed large technology development contracts for both the private and public sector.

Kathryn Hansen

Board member

Mara is an angel investor, entrepreneur, actor and activist with vast experience in tech and community programs. Co-founder of Rokode, Legacy Director of Women Who Code, Chairwoman of Cuadrilla Digital and founder of the Beauty in Red Newsletter, Mara is passionate about the ever-growing role of women in technology and business, and believes that knowledge sharing is the base of humanity.

Mara Matosic

Board Member

Alysha Swann is a UTEP alumn and Operations Manager at Workforce Solutions Borderplex. Alysha has a proven track record and a passion for serving youth.

Alysha Swann

Board Member

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