For the 74 million kids in the U.S.
every afternoon holds the possibility to build, invent, and discover.
Because that’s when 80% of learning happens for kids.
Together, let’s make these moments matter.
STEM in Afterschool & Summer Works
Students report that participation in a STEM afterschool program positively impacts
Students reported their STEM career knowledge increases by 80%
78% of students reported a more positive attitude about STEM
73% of students reported a more positive STEM identity.
Students said their perseverance & critical thinking increased by 72%
Engaging 74 Million Learners Early, Often & Always
How We Get There
STEM Next advances the STEM learning field through scaling programs, knowledge, and capacity. We enable educators, leaders, and policymakers to deliver effective programming and increase access for underrepresented girls and youth. In the last three years, we have reached
K-12 Young People
Afterschool & Summer Programs
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