“Middle school is a critical time in a child’s education process and the perfect time to introduce STEM to underserved, low-income students. We want to bridge any gaps to ensure all students are building their STEM skills.”
ULC President and CEO Susan Benton
Partners for Middle School STEM
In partnership with the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Sciences Institute and funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, this two year project is focused on building community partnerships that result in increased science, technology, engineering and math learning opportunities for low-income middle school students in urban areas.
The project creates multi-sector partnerships among public library, schools, business and local government leaders, and is currently being piloted in six communities. These pilots are developing programs that engage low-income middle school youth in STEM education programs and catalyze the adoption of new partnerships, approaches and STEM activities.
Stay tuned for regular updates about the work of the pilot communities!
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant LG-95-18-0025-18.