Kendrick Tilghman is the owner of 5 Starr Enterprise and a national disc jockey based in the Randallstown area. He initiated the business in 1997 and has grown it to remarkable heights, focusing on creating and curating amazing musical experiences for weddings, corporate affairs, celebrity events, fundraisers, spiritual events, and also educational events. The company also represents the educational initiative B.E.M.O.R.E S.T.E.M, which aims to provide STEAM integration services and programs. It stands for Bringing Everyone More Relevant Experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
The company provides services in community outreach, motivational speaking and mentoring, and also tutoring and college prep. The aim is to empower and equip the youth to play a more active role in STEM while providing support to small businesses.
Mixing Djing with Education
Kendrick is a professional DJ aside from holding a degree in Electrical Engineering and MBA. Having an African-American lineage, he understands the limited prospects of his community in STEM areas thus leading to a unique business model of mixing DJing with education. His company plays a vital role in edutainment by initiating programs that provide STREAM integration. These include educational resources, after-school programs, summer programs, exhibits for STEM fairs, resources for teachers, and IT training.
His company has the privilege to initiate Math Thru Music which is on a mission to excite, educate and empower by helping students understand numeracy better. The idea is to bring potentially boring subjects to life and make students learn them in a fun and interactive manner. He also provides educational services in entrepreneurship, coding through DJ coding kits, and much more.
Empowering through Diversification
As an African-American STEM DJ, Kendrick is working tirelessly to empower the youth and enhance their interest in STEM, which is the future. Science and technology fields are required to bring constant innovations for the survival of humans on the earth, and having workforce diversity is vital for STEM services. Spreading STEM knowledge and enabling more and more children to acquire it through his company’s initiatives are areas normally thought to be dull. He uses his DJing skills and passion for STEM to make it possible.
“Definity feels like I am living a dream. Year 11 of a 20-year plan. Started with a dream about the same energy I felt for basketball, to be for Mathematics. I wanted to create an organization that put the WOW in STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics)”
Today, he has managed to do just that and be a lot more than a DJ. He is rightfully known as the Number 1 STEM DJ.
Get to know more about Kendrick Tilghman through his Instagram account @dj5starr