STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Given our complex and changing world, we need tomorrow’s workforce to be equipped to meet our modern challenges. Afterschool programs provide an ideal venue for young people to experience STEM learning because they are hands-on.

The Million Girls Moonshot seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make. It will inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the next 5 years.

The Moonshot will be active in out-of-school programs in all 50 states, leveraging the Mott-funded 50 State Afterschool Network, which has access to more than 10 million youth and 100,000 afterschool programs across the country. 

Specifically, afterschool programs can:

  • Excite and ignite youth curiosity and exploration of STEM concepts, topics and fields.

  • Build competency in highly transferable skills such as observing, questioning, hypothesizing, predicting, planning/investigating, interpreting and communicating.

  • Promote awareness and interest in STEM fields for higher education and workforce opportunities

Right now, some communities don’t have access to enough strong STEM opportunities. For all children to prosper, we need to ensure all communities are able to provide high-quality afterschool programs that include STEM learning.

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NHAN is a project of SERESC (Southeastern Regional Education Service Center), is funded by the

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and is affiliated with the National AfterSchool Association.