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Creating, Innovating: STEM Learning Afterschool

Innovation, creativity and discovery are the cornerstones of engaged STEM learning. Afterschool and summer opportunities open up a world of possibility and excitement, providing children and youth with the space to explore their STEM interests while having fun and developing key 21st century skills for success. With more and more STEM-related jobs are being created, now is the time to prepare our students – afterschool and summer learning opportunities are an integral component to the STEM solution. Speakers will share examples of how they are involved in transformational partnerships, investments and systems created to support the goal of inspiring and preparing our future STEM workforce.

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  1. Panel discussants will give an overview of how STEM afterschool programs keep youth engaged and provide the space to explore their own interests.
  2. Participants will discuss best practices and lessons learned about developing STEM systems and innovative partnerships that help to support the field.
  3. Participants will consider strategies used by foundations, programs and networks that help youth gain access to supports that develop STEM skills.



Terri Ferinde Dunham, Partner, Collaborative Communications Group

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