CuSTEMized uses proceeds from book sales along with your donations to provide free books to underserved communities, run hands-on learning STEM enrichment events, and more! Check out our programs below and see how you can get involved!

See It To Be It

CuSTEMized collaborates with families, teachers, and after-school programs to provide free and subsidized personalized books encouraging girls to see themselves in STEM

In our See It To Be It program, we collaborate with teachers from underserved communities to provide a free or subsidized personalized copy of My Little Book of Big Dreams for each child in their classroom. These storybooks use each child’s name and appearance to depict them in different STEM fields so they can truly see themselves in various STEM careers!

"One of the main goals that I strive for as a teacher is to inspire, empower, and to teach in a progressive way in hopes that students become positive, active members of society. CuSTEMized books could not be a more perfect end of the year gift, as a keepsake, and a reminder that every one of my students has the power to change the world. Parents say they will keep it forever, the principal loves it, my co-workers thought it was such a great idea, my BTSA advisor loved it so much she passed the website along to other teachers, and of course the students loved seeing themselves featured as the main character of the story. I look forward to donating and receiving these spiral bound books every year!" – Melody (Transitional Kindergarten Teacher)

"My students loved their books and they all came back from break telling me that they loved reading them! They were so excited to see their names in the books. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful book and allowing my students to see that they can do anything if they put their mind to it!" - Stacey (2nd grade teacher)

Coloring with CuSTEMized

CuSTEMized hosts fun-filled hands-on learning STEM-enrichment events in collaboration with local Boston libraries and organizations!

CuSTEMized holds hands-on STEM-enrichment events in collaboration with local libraries and organizations such as The Innovation Institute, The Harvard Graduate Commons Parent Association, The Newton Free Library, and more. Events feature our personalized books as coloring-activity books, hands-on STEM-enrichment activities, and invited female scientific speakers from the local MIT and Harvard community.