Apply to receive up to $3,900 program incentive to support STEM in out of school time programs!
In collaboration with
The Hawaiʻi Afterschool Alliance (HAA) has created a STEM Program Incentive, a three-part STEM experience for afterschool educators working with K-12 youth. The HAA STEM Program Incentive aims to help Hawaiʻi afterschool programs build a bridge from the classroom to careers and increase the interest of girls, young womxn, non-binary youth, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations in STEM. This opportunity uses the following MGM resources:
Combining STEM activities, role model experiences, and family engagement in this way is an impactful approach for afterschool sites to introduce youth to STEM topics and break down barriers between students and STEM pathways.
To assess student and program level impact, programs who opt-in will have the opportunity to participate in data collection using Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR) tools. Retrospective surveys will be administered to gauge the effectiveness of programming in developing a STEM identity among youth.
Program Incentive Application
Work in a Hawaiʻi-based afterschool program that serves K-12 youth
Length of Funding February 2023 - July 2023
Aim to increase and engage the number of girls, young womxn and non-binary in STEM.
Prioritize working with Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth.
Apply 3-5 engineering mindset practices into your afterschool program using the following resources:
Build a pipeline of future womxn, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in STEM by coordinating at least 2 Role Models/Mentors to visit the program virtually and/or in-person.*
Have a minimum of 5 program girls, young womxn and non-binary youth participate inSTEMworks Hawaii Conference in Spring 2023 (Conference registration will be covered). Additional scholarships will be awarded to cover travel and lodging for neighbor island youth.
*If selected, HAA will provide resources on how to connect with role models and receive support to have 2 role models visit youth participants virtually or in-person