Having a STEM curriculum available in afterschool programs is more important than ever, especially since there is such a demand for afterschool programs. Youth.gov finds that nearly 10.2 million children and youth participate in afterschool programs annually, with that number growing every year.
How to create an effective after-school program for your community and enhance the STEM ecosystem with out-of-school educational programs. Learning goes far beyond the classroom. Our communities, activities, and interactions outside of school hours have been long-time contributors to how young learners interact with and view the world around them.