The impact of afterschool STEM: Examples from the field

Posted by Afterschool Alliance on December 5, 2016

Afterschool programs across the country work hard to equip children with vital skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These programs also carefully measure their impacts on youth, and this is no small task—requiring a professional evaluator, getting staff on board, and ensuring student and parent participation.

Our new report, “The impact of afterschool STEM: Examples from the field” compiles some of the most telling studies on how programs are successfully engaging kids in STEM, teaching them skills and introducing them to STEM careers. Fifteen programs across the USA shared their evaluation data with us: check out the findings now!

Here’s a sneak peek: a Texas program improved girls’ performance on state science and math tests, while a conservation-based Rhode Island program had 89 percent of students report a greater interest in caring for the environment.

Read more about the impacts of afterschool STEM programs in our new report.

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