Afterschool and third space programs are a prime space for youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Afterschool STEM programs spark interest by engaging students in hands-on experiences and help them build workforce skills such as collaboration, and foster new ways of thinking such as engineering mindset. Afterschool STEM programs also boost students’ proficiency in math and science, increase their likelihood of graduation, and put them on the path to pursuing a career in the STEM fields.
For more information or to be part of any of these programs, contact Katie O’Shea.
Highlights from the Field
Vermont Afterschool’s Linking Engineering to Life Biomed Course was a success at the Winooski Afterschool Program! One week, the youth designed prosthetic legs to wear during a relay race—great job Winooski staff, students, and our UVM CEMS mentors!