Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Studies
STEM literacy was one of the four major initiatives established by the board to improve diversity, equity, inclusion and obtaining access to science and technology afterschool programs and community events. Numerous evidence based research conclude by exposing young children and youth to science and technology at a young age we give them a jump start to explore these areas throughout their education. To achieve this objective we created STEMSCI, STEMTECH and STEM+ to strengthen what children learn in the classroom and provide additional support with homework in science, math and technology throughout their education .
“Don’t give a child something to learn, give him something to do and the learning will follow.” ...Dewey
The STEMSci Afterschool Program is our biweekly Saturday science engagement and enhancement program. After the school day ends, we provide minority students ages 5 through 15, living in underserved communities, high quality science enhancement activities. The Department of Education science standards and other evidence based methodologies are used to construct our curriculum. Through the use of hands-on educational enhancement activities and inquiry-based exploration, we strengthen our students’ enthusiasm and curiosity for the world of science and careers. Students will also receive instruction on the scientific method as they conduct research and oral presentations of their findings. Our volunteers are trained college science majors and professionals who have a passion for working with children and giving back to the community.
The STEMS+ Afterschool Program was established to help students excel in the classroom by providing one-on-one tutoring and group learning activities. We intend to inspire, engage, and motivate young girls to explore STEM careers throughout their education. Volunteers are recruited from our local high schools, two major universities, and colleges, as well as from professional and retiree networks.
This program provides a unique experience for our mentee, as they can personally work with a mentor well-versed in STEM who will equip them with the skills necessary to improve or maintain academic success throughout their education.
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Joneyshka: Water cycle and learning about plants
Eniyah: Pollination, the scientific method and computers
Yoleiny: Needing computers for homework, games, looking up information, YouTube, and printing
Destiny: Computers and how they help, time tables
S’ariyah: How to do homework
Joneyshka: Water cycle, and how evaporation and condensation works
Eniyah: Computers and the scientific method and that computers tell information and seeing funny things on the videos
Yoleiny: The scientific method and learning what plants need to grow
Destiny: Math and learning about numbers
S’ariyah: Jojo Siwa and plants
Joneyshka: Yes, it taught what may be on the test and stuff that you didn’t know
Eniyah: Yes, I liked Snacks and coming and learning new things
Yoleiny: Yes, I liked learning things you didn’t know and maybe half understood, got a better understanding
Destiny: Yes, I liked coming and learrning about seeds and flowers
S’ariyah: Yes, I liked coming and learning and running outside
Joneyshka: Yes, learning about the steps, processes and how this work will help
Eniyah: Yes, it will help with Language Arts and math and help to think more about things
Yoleiny: Things learning here might be what we’re learning in school, making it easier to understand
Destiny: Yes, so when asked a question, I’ll know the answer
S’ariyah: Yes, it’ll help since I’m going into first grade
Joneyshka: Yes and would bring a friend
Eniyah: Yes and would bring a friend
Yoleiny: Yes and would bring a friend
Destiny: Yes and would bring a friend
S’ariyah: Yes and would bring a friend
STEMS4Girls, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Copyright © 2020 STEMS4GIRLS - All Rights Reserved.
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