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Year Published: 2016
Build IT is an afterschool and summer curriculum for middle school youth to develop fluency in information technology (IT), interest in mathematics and knowledge of IT careers. In this selection of evaluation data from the 2012-2013 school year, participants demonstrated gains along three major categories of youth outcomes—interest in STEM, capacity to engage in STEM, and finding value in STEM.
Program Description: Build IT is an afterschool and summer curriculum for middle school youth to develop fluency in information technology (IT), interest in mathematics and knowledge of IT careers. The program—co-developed by SRI International and the Girls Inc. of Alameda County—is designed to engage girls and African-American and Latino/a youth.
Scope of the Evaluation: National
Program Type: Summer, Afterschool
Community Type: Urban, Suburban
Grade level: Middle School
Program Demographics: 95 percent girls, more than 80 percent of whom are African-American and Latina, and the majority of whom are from low-income households.
Program Website: https://www.sri.com/work/projects/build-it