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Hey Teachers,
Help Us, Help You 
(and get paid!)

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Do you remember Bill Nye the Science Guy? Well, Mista Pat is following in Bill Nye's footsteps but specifically targeting children of color and kids from underrepresented groups.

We are conducting focus groups with elementary school teachers this summer to get your feedback on our video content. Everything is online so it easy to participate.

The best part is that you could earn $500 for your participation!

Our organization is very unique. We are a nonprofit in both education and entertainment. Student volunteers from colleges and universities from all around the country and internationally help create amazing educational content for our organization. Currently, we are producing original shows that will post on different media and learning platforms. 

Please read the FAQ section for detailed information on how you can help us and get paid too.

  • What is The Mista Pat Project?
    We are a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating underrepresented and underprivileged students on the many exciting career pathways in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math).
  • Who is Mista Pat?
    Pat Person is the Executive Director of the nonprofit The Mista Pat Project and the voice of the animated character "Mista Pat". He teaches at California State University, San Bernardino in the College of Entrepreneurship (CSUSB). (Note: The Mista Pat Project is not supported or endorsed by CSUSB)
  • What is the presentation about?
    The event is an exciting interactive presentation exploring careers in technology. We will talk about robotics, automation, space travel, animation and much more! The live animated host, Mista Pat, will guide students on a fun and educational adventure. Mista Pat will be able to talk and respond to students similar to the audience experience called "Turtle Talk with Crush" at Disney California Adventure Park.
  • What is the cost of the presentation?
    During the special preview period, the presentation is free for qualified schools, organizations, and nonprofits that benefit children. The booking of the show is subject to scheduling and availability.
  • How do we watch the presentation?
    The presentation will be available through a video conferencing platform called Zoom. The classroom should be equipped with a large monitor or overhead projector to watch the show as well as speakers for the sound.
  • How long is the presentation?
    The show is about 20 minutes long with a few minutes reserved for questions and answers if time permits.
  • How many students can view the presentation?
    We have the capacity for 100 users for our Zoom presentation. A classroom is considered one user so we can accomodate several classes or possibly an entire school. Please note we only accomodate one single presentation per school per semester.
  • What are the suitable ages for the presentation?
    The presentation will appeal in particular to elementary students from grades K-8.
  • What about privacy concerns?
    The students will not be visible on the Zoom presentation. The host, Mista Pat, will interact primarily with the instructor. The instructor may relay questions from the students to Mista Pat.
  • How do we schedule a presentation?
    We suggest you schedule our presentation a week or two before your school's actual career day activities as a way to promote and get the students excited about your own event. Of course, our presentation may be scheduled the same day as your career day event if scheduling permits. The presentation can be scheduled only on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday of the upcoming school year. The presentation time will be at 10 am Pacific Standard Time. Please note there may be multiple schools, students, and teachers on any given presentation. We are currently accepting reservations for our show during our special preview period. Use the form below to contact us for more information.
  • Watch Mista Pat on YouTube!
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