STEM Programs

STEM Programs

Afterschool Activities & Summer Programs

Why STEM in afterschool?

"There is an urgent need to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills among U.S. students."

Nearly 80% of future careers will require some STEM skills. A stimulating STEM education is essential for developing the basic analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills central to academic achievement and workforce readiness in the 21st century.

Schools can't tackle this issue by themselves.
Children spend less than 20% of their waking hours in school. Afterschool programs offer both additional time and the opportunity to diversify the ways that students experience STEM learning.

Afterschool programs complement and supplement school-day learning and are well-positioned to engage and motivate participants. By offering innovative hands-on, project-based learning, STEM fields come alive for youth.

High-quality STEM afterschool programs produce positive outcomes:

  • Improved attitudes toward STEM fields and careers
  • Increased STEM capacities and skills
  • Higher likelihood of graduation and pursuing a STEM career

Committed Partners in STEM Education
With generous support from the Noyce Foundation, three of the nation's leading afterschool and summer learning organizations are joining forces in a collaborative effort to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning during the out-of-school hours

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About NMOST Network

The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through out-of-school time programs.

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NMOST Network
1701 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

505.224.8324