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Excited Children in Science Class
75% of Nobel Prize Winners report that their passion for science was first sparked in non-school environments.

As an afterschool provider, you do not have to have an extensive STEAM background or have access to an expensive lab. STEAM can be learned, experienced, and experimented with alongside youth in your program and through the accessible resources. There are many, many resources on STEM afterschool education, so the resources here are only some of the incredible, insightful resources available!



The STEM workforce continues to be one of the fastest growing areas of job development. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, STEM occupations are projected to grow  faster than the average for all occupations. Not only are there more jobs in the STEM fields, but these jobs are also higher paying compared to all other fields.


Unique Setting

Afterschool programs offer a unique opportunity for youth to engage in hands-on, real world projects that promote collaboration and greater exploration in an informal setting. The informal setting may make STEM more accessible for some students without the pressure or expectation of a formal classroom. The unique setting can spark, sustain and deepen an interest in STEM that a classroom may never be able to do.

Be part of the conversation!

Join Community Leaders, Companies and Organizations from across Oklahoma each quarter as we convene over breakfast to discuss matters at the intersection of economic development, workforce development, PK-20 Education, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Hear from panelists about innovative programs aimed to address these multifaceted issues and participate in conversations that will help align resources across our state. 


Engaging millions more girls in STEM 

The Million Girls Moonshot seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make. It will inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging millions more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the next 5 years.

The Moonshot is active in out-of-school programs in all 50 states, leveraging the Mott-funded 50 State Afterschool Network, which has access to more than 10 million youth and 100,000 afterschool programs across the country. Read more about our approach here.

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