OST Community of Practice

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2021 OST Community of Practice Cohort

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.  One of the strategic priorities identified was building a shared definition of out-of-school-time STEM program quality and developing a commitment to learning, growing, and strengthening as antiracist, high-quality programs to best serve students.

Congratulations to our inaugural class for OST Community of Practice. These eleven programs 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.