STEMSTL is a collaborative consortium committed to equitable access to high-quality STEM learning and employment opportunities for all learners in the St. Louis Metro region. Our mission is to collectively develop and deploy quality systems-level changes that will advance STEM learning and career opportunities to empower the growth of diverse problem solvers, innovators, and critical thinkers, enabling them to thrive in a globally connected world.
Let’s get together one last time before the year ends- join STEMSTL for a Holiday Happy Hour to welcome in the holidays and close out 2021! We’ll be sending attendees a little holiday treat – please provide us with an address of where to send to when you register!
Out-of-school-time STEM programs provide an important point of exposure for many St. Louis students to STEM concepts and project-based STEM learning. In early 2018, STEMSTL convened 150 community members to name and prioritize strategic activities needed to better strengthen the STEM learning ecosystem in St. Louis. Some of these strategic priorities identified were building a shared definition of out-of-school-time STEM programming and developing a commitment to learning, growing, and strengthening antiracist, high-quality programs to best serve students.
In 2020, we launched our inaugural cohort – inclusive of 11 organizations – engaging 21 leaders in a 10-month community of practice. To learn more about this experience and impact, click here to access our Cohort 1 Impact Report.
Learning and seeing the impact of our community of practice, we are launching our second cohort. We are seeking 10 programs that offer summer experiences for youth. These organizations are committed to learning and progressing as antiracist, high-quality programs for youth – openly, honestly, and with a lens of constant learning and commitment to community, including this community of practice.
Applications for Cohort 2 open on November 29th and close December 21st. For more info, join us on December 9th at 5:30pm for an informational webinar. Click below to visit our Community of Practice page to learn more!
On August 20th and 21st, STEMSTL hosted STEM Lane at WWT Raceway. This weekend event hosted STEM organizations across the St. Louis region who showcased their STEM opportunities and activities to students and families at the raceway. Watch the video to check out what STEM Lane was all about!
Blueprint4STEM is a website and search portal where parents and families can go to find any and all out-of-school time STEM opportunities for kids and teens in the St. Louis area. Similar to the existing Blueprint4Summer portal, Bluprint4STEM’s focus is on STEM events happening during the school year, including spring and winter break. Make sure to continually check the site, as we update session information as we receive it, since many STEM rich organizations are still figuring out what their fall programing will be this year.