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Year Published: 2016
STEM 3D: Integrating Science Afterschool, a project of The Franklin Institute, engages underserved youth and families in year-round STEM learning and career awareness through a combination of afterschool, home and community activities. In this selection of evaluation data from the 2014-2015 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: STEM 3D: Integrating Science Afterschool
Program Description: STEM 3D: Integrating Science Afterschool is a project of The Franklin Institute, and its goal is to engage underserved youth and families in year-round STEM learning and career awareness through a combination of afterschool, home and community activities. In partnership with city-funded out-of-school time programs, The Franklin Institute supports afterschool facilitators in order to impact children’s sense of identity in STEM and to identify ways in which underrepresented groups come to understand, value and promote STEM content and careers.
Scope of the Evaluation: Local
Program Type: Afterschool
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Community Type: Urban
Grade level: Elementary School
Program Demographics: 50 percent girls, 41 percent Asian / Pacific Islander, 40 percent African American, 15 percent Latino, 4 percent Caucasian, 35 percent speak a language other than English at home.
Program Website: https://www.fi.edu/stem-3d-integrating-science-afterschool