Out-of-school time STEM programs allow students to engage in hands on science, technology, engineering, and math projects. In these programs, students practice STEM authentically while building 21st century skills, learning through real and relevant projects, and connecting to potential STEM careers.

Running out-of-school STEM programs comes with a unique set of challenges. Effective STEM programs must be able to support students as they engage in STEM practices, help students build scientific discussion skills, attend to issues of equity and diversity in STEM, and assess whether students are learning while keeping program culture informal and fun. In this section, you will find resources and best practices sourced from our partners to help your program address these challenges.