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Year Published: 2016
Science Club is a partnership between Northwestern University and the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, utilizing long-term mentoring relationships to engage low-income urban youth in science. In this selection of evaluation data from the 2013-2014 school year, participants demonstrated gains along three major categories of youth outcomes—interest in STEM, capacity to engage in STEM, and finding value in STEM.
Program Name: Science Club
Program Description: Science Club is a partnership between Northwestern University and the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, utilizing long-term mentoring relationships to engage low-income urban youth in science. Every week, Northwestern graduate students lead small groups of students through designing and running hands-on science experiments.
Scope of the Evaluation: Local
Program Type: Afterschool
Location: Chicago, IL
Community Type: Urban
Grade level: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Demographics: 40 percent Asian-American/Pacific Islander, 33 percent African-American, 22 percent Hispanic/Latino; 5 percent Caucasian; 97 percent qualify for federal free or reduced price lunch; 35 percent are Limited English Proficient; 15 percent have special needs or disabilities.
Program Website: https://scienceclub.northwestern.edu/