The CPASS (CREATING PATHWAYS AND ACCESS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS™) Foundation was created to attract, encourage, educate, guide and increase the number of promising, yet underrepresented Illinois students in STEM and STEAM-related professions. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; the ‘A’ in STEAM adds the Arts to the mix. We are committed to providing a strong educational foundation and exclusive access to career development resources for students. We help to connect them throughout Illinois with learning opportunities, focused, hands-on activities and career development resources for STEM and STEAM programs. Our goal is to guide students to their full potential in evolving, well-paying industries such as robotics, coding, AI (Artificial Intelligence), gaming, programming, mobile apps, web design, the arts, health care, bioengineering, virtual reality and beyond.