Partnerships with STEM-Rich Institutions

November 1st, 2013 | RESEARCH

This issue brief illustrates the power of strong, successful partnerships between afterschool programs and STEM-rich institutions. Additionally, the partnerships described offer promising and innovative models that can have a significant impact on both students and their instructors. Afterschool programs have a long and rich history of leveraging community resources to best meet the needs of the youth they serve. They recognize that STEM-rich institutions -- science centers and museums, universities and colleges, corporations and businesses, and government agencies -- have a lot to offer. All of these institutions in turn have keen interests, and sometimes a major stake, in K-12 STEM education. Partnerships leverage the STEM expertise and resources of the institution -- and in combination with the youth development expertise of afterschool professionals, they open up the possibility for incredibly impactful STEM learning opportunities for youth.


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Team Members

Afterschool Alliance, Contributor
Anita Krishnamurthi, Contributor, Afterschool Alliance


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Partnerships with STEM-Rich Institutions


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Pre-K Children (0-5) | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: General STEM
Resource Type: Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Community Outreach Programs | Public Programs