The mission of 7 Cords Foundation is to inspire young people in the areas of science and technology, to be leaders and innovators. We believe engaging youth in programs that support the skills needed in three core areas: Robotics, Coding and Drones, will provide them with science, technology and life skills that will ultimately enhance their self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

7 Cords Foundation

7 Cords Foundation STEM Program is a holistic, comprehensive program incorporating education and hands on experience to assist students in their growth and development in STEM. In partnership with various groups, we are passionately committed to students, parents, and supporters to provide access and development in STEM education opportunities. We believe access to STEM programming in our youth population, particularly those in underserved communities, will encourage young people to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in STEM.

Our use of 7 Cords, represented by the stars in our logo, refers to what we believe are important life principles. They are the North Star for our Foundation and the work we do in our community and in the lives of young people. It is also our desire that these 7 Cords will support and encourage each person along their life journey.

Cord 1: Selflessness

We believe acting in the interests of others and their advancement is at the core of what we should exemplify.

Cord 2: Integrity

We believe in adherence to moral and ethical principles, the soundness of moral character, and honesty.

Cord 3: Objectivity

We act and make decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best information available, and without bias or discrimination.

Cord 4: Accountability

We are accountable to ourselves, our partners and the community for our decision and actions.

Cord 5: Openness

Individuals should act and make decisions in an open and transparent manner.

Cord 6: Honesty

Individuals should strive to be righteous, honest and fair in all dealings.

Cord 7: Leadership

We should endeavor to exhibit the best leadership qualities and behaviors at all times, and treat people with respect.


We identify and partner with groups whose strategies have a proven success shown to increase student interest in STEM: hands-on learning, working as a team on real-life problems, and exposure to careers and adult mentors. 


We support the engagement of middle and high school students in research, robotics, coding, and drones programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society.


7 Cords Foundation participants develop skills in teamwork, problem solving, and communication, preparing them for success in school and the workforce, no matter what path they take.


Our Foundation’s leadership includes a Board of directors who commit to approximately 10 hours per month, participating in board meetings, providing guidance and managerial support and fulfilling other duties. Our board supports our new directors with an onboarding process, opportunities for networking, mentorship and professional development and opportunity to give back to the community.




Rico Miller serves at the helm as CEO and President of the Atlanta-based software-consulting firm Universal Technical Services (UTS, Inc.). He is considered an astute businessman and visionary leader, and in the breadth of true entrepreneurial spirit, he has owned and operated several businesses and partnered with several major corporations. He is a certified Executive Leadership Coach who helps empower others to reach their career and personal goals. He is also the author of the book “Undo Ordinary.”

A native of Atlanta, Rico Miller, has been committed to serving the community in his role as Senior Pastor of Boat Rock Community Baptist Church. As a part of Rev. Miller’s servant leader duties, he is a missionary leader, a teacher of discipleship and evangelism, a youth mentor, and a “feet on the street minister” in community outreach.

Education is a constant pursuit for Rev. Rico Miller, who completed his undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree in Business Operations Management from DeVry University. Following his undergraduate work, he completed a Master of Science Degree in Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Divinity and a Master of Science Degree in Leadership from Luther Rice Seminary and University.   He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Ministry with a concentration on Transformational Leadership at Howard University.

He is also the founder of “The 7 Cords Foundation”, an organization that addresses providing opportunities to youth in the areas of STEM. The organization focuses on Robotics, Drones, and Coding.

Some of the social organizations that Rico Miller serves as an active member of include 100 Black Men – DeKalb Chapter, NAACP, Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta, member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. STEM Advisory board, The Atlanta Association of Insurance Professionals, Ronald E. McNair STEM advisory board, Board of Directors members for G3 Robotics. He is a board member of the Georgia Human/Sex trafficking Task Force, Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Dekalb County board Chairman, and I am a Father 5K. Rico has implemented the first STEM/ Drone program for both chapters of Beta Lambda Lambda of Omega Psi Phi Inc. and 100 Black Men of DeKalb, which have sponsored over 1000 kids to participate in the National STEM/Drone Competitions.

Additionally, as a military veteran, he served eight years in the United States Marine Corps. He has two daughters, Erin and Kennedy Miller.

Board of Directors







Our Partnerships

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