Addressing Youth Mental Health

Our kids are not ok. We must tap tried-and-true solutions like afterschool.   Experts have declared children’s mental health “a national emergency,” citing lockdowns, school closures, and other unprecedented challenges related…

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The American Institutes for Research Needs Your Help

Calling program leaders and staff! The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is developing a readiness survey and reflection toolkit that will help afterschool, summer, and other out-of-school time (OST) program…

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 7

Engineering Mindset 7 : Children evaluate designs and make improvements By Christine Cunningham As mentioned earlier, reflection and evaluation of ideas is critical to the engineering mindset. Children are rarely…

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CLASP STEM Application open NOW. Apply today! 

Are you looking for an opportunity to explore and build comfort with sharing STEM learning as a regular part of your program? Are you a frontline educator and want to…

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 10

Engineering Mindset 10 and Beyond : Children Envision Themselves as Engineers

Anyone Can Be An Engineer (or STEM professional) with the Right Set of Skills, Opportunities, Supports and Interests

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 9 – Team Work

Engineering Mindset 9: Children Work Effectively in Teams When you think teamwork skills as part of afterschool activities, I’m going to guess that science isn’t the first activity that comes…

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