​Students Gain:

  • Positive “can do” attitude toward overall academic success
  • Improved attitudes toward STEM fields and careers
  • Increased awareness and access for minorities and women underrepresented in STEM 
  • Improved 21st Century skills: critical thinking,  problem solving, creativity, & leadership ​
Ivory Denice Johnson 
Game Changers YAC Admin. Assistant 

Our education programs:

  • Create hands-on & engaging experiences that ignite academic excellence in fields that may seem "out of reach"
  • Provide support that promotes personal development, character building, and leadership.
  • Provide support that encourages parental and family involvement. 
  • Serve individuals, community organizations, schools, & families throughout South Florida

Our Legacy

​The Dennis Project, Inc. was founded in 2012 in celebration of the Dennis Family. As teachers, community leaders and positive role models our legacy of  women have influenced others to uplift their community by becoming a positive change. Although faced with many  adversities these phenomenal women have held true to their faith, family tradition, love of education and willingness to help others. Their roots are  established in the inner city community, where they have made an incredible impact. 

Marjorie Dennis-
Allen
Community Leader 
Education
Our Legacy
David L. Davis
Health/Fitness Manager 
Exercise Physiologist

Due Fitness & Health 

Learn more about our Founder & CEO, Auntaria (Mrs. A) Johnson

Ivory L. Johnson, Jr.
Fatherhood Program Dir. Chef / Business Owner 

About Us

Tanzanier S. Wilson
President 

MS STEM Teacher

                    

Gloria Dennis-McQueen
Community Leader 
Dorothy Dennis-Hildreth​​
Elementary Teacher
Dade County Inner-City Public Schools
Amelia Dennis-Bradley
Elementary Teacher

Dade County Inner-City Public Schools

        Apostle Natalie          Lowder-Clarke
Pastor / Principal
Private Christian School
Mission:
The Dennis Project (TDP) was formed to inspire the next generation of leaders in science, technology, and engineering.
We enrich, empower, and engage under-served youth through STEM, 21st century career planning, personal development, and family enrichment programs.

After working for many years in an informal science education classroom, our CEO noticed many programs lacked African American participation. She took action by designing a program, and attaining funding exclusively to inspire minority girls towards the sciences entitled: Girls Exploring Engineering (GEE). Sponsored by Girls RISEnet (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering Museum Network), she partnered with local youth organizations and facilitated a one-time engineering program that hosted 100 low-income middle and high school girls.

Pre-program surveys and discussions revealed 80% of the girls were exposed to very few hands-on STEM experiences in school and found science “boring”, “too hard”, and/or “for boys”. Post-evaluations revealed that with the help of female professional and peer STEM mentors, the girls’ perception of women in science had changed and they’d acquired a new, empowered outlook on STEM topics. 90% of the girls were able to use their creativity and resourcefulness to build complicated circuitry projects, with little to no assistance. A year later a follow-up survey revealed a high school participant was accepted at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) to pursue a degree in engineering. The student explained the GEE workshop increased her confidence in her abilities and directly influenced this decision.  As a result of this vision, the project’s success soared well beyond the pilot stage and the Dennis Project was born! It's developed into a multiple level outreach program, and has served thousands of youth and families since it's inception.

Program Outcomes