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STEM Resource Guide for Kids - A big thank you to Cindy Powell and her Junior Scouts for recommending this resource repository!
A very nice collection of links to resources for a variety of STEM-related topics, hosted by the University of Cincinnati. STEM activities can be some of the most exciting ones around. Studying science, kids can learn about explosions. Technology can help kids modify their video games to do what they want. With engineering, they can build the best tree house in the neighborhood. And mathematics can help them conquer board and card games.Kids with a healthy curiosity about the world around them who are interested in learning about STEM can get started using the resources below. Learning never looked so cool!  Hit the Links!

Voices for Healthy Kids Action Center
More than 10 million children around the country participate in out-of-school time programs, including before and after-school care, weekend, and summer programs. Providing more than just a safe and supervised environment, these programs can play a huge role in building healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Voices for Healthy Kids has released new graphics, social media samples, fact sheets, messaging and other resources. Check out what we have available today, and help kids in your community!  Out-of-School Time Toolkit

STEM Ready America
STEM Ready America is a compendium from 40 authors presenting bold and persuasive evidence—as well as real-world examples of effective practices, programs, and partnerships—on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge and skills are preparing young people to be successful in school today and the workforce tomorrow.

Navigating Social Emotional Learning from the Inside Out - The Wallace Foundation
Looking inside and across 25 leading SEL programs: A practical resource for schools and OST providers (Elementary School Focus)   Read More

New Mexico Ag in the Classroom
New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom (NMAITC) is a non-profit educational outreach program funded primarily by the membership of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau. The purpose of NMAITC is to educate the general public, with an emphasis on K-12 students and educators, about the importance of agriculture.  Lesson Plans and Activities

STEM Resources for Girls

ChickTech is a national organization facilitating hands-on technology-centric events and programs to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls. Through events, they build community, empower participants to see themselves as leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing high tech industry. Find a Chapter near you. 

CoderGals is an organization where female high school mentors teach elementary school girls how to code through free after school workshops. Their mission is to spark young girls' interest in coding through fun, creative, and collaborative projects. Visit their website for information on starting a chapter in your area. No prior coding experience is necessary for mentors.

NCWIT's Top 10 Ways Families Can Encourage Girls' Interest in Computing
This Top 10 resource offers simple suggestions to encourage girls to study, and have a career in, computer science and related technology fields. Also available in Spanish.

The STEM Project 
The STEM Project aims to increase diversity in the STEM fields with a mission to inspire, educate, and empower girls by creating positive awareness about STEM fields. They organize workshops on STEM topics and host an annual competition where middle school girls use their STEM skills to build something useful or conduct scientific research to solve a real-world problem. The online competition is accepting applications in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Application deadline is September 17, 2017.


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