Afterschool programs are a natural space to provide engaging, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning. Show off the exciting opport unities available to your students, or introduce kids and parents to STEM at your event.
There are so many fun and exciting ways to celebrate STEM—here are a few ideas:
There are many stakeholers that are invested in improving K-12 STEM education. You can harness this interest by using Lights On Afterschool as an opportunity to connect with new partners or as way to grow current partners’ engagement and commitment to afterschool.
It’s important to communicate the importance of STEM education and how afterschool uniquely supports STEM learning to both school partners and the families we serve. The Afterschool STEM Hub provides resources during Lights On Afterschool and throughout the year to harness your communication skills as they relate to out-of-school time STEM, so that you can be the most effective advocate possible!
If you’re looking for ideas and suggestions for how to talk compellingly about your STEM programs and put together a STEM-themed Lights On Afterschool event, this webinar is for you! We all know that afterschool programs are a great way to get children and youth excited about STEM and should be integral partners in STEM education.
Yet all too frequently parents, community leaders, and policy makers don’t understand how big of an impact that afterschool programs can have on STEM education. Hosting a Lights On Afterschool event presents a unique opportunity to showcase the amazing work that you are doing in the STEM world to your community and to the stakeholders that can make a real difference for your program.