STEM Resources

STEM Ready America

STEM Ready America is a compendium from 40 authors presenting bold and persuasive evidence—as well as real-world examples of effective practices, programs, and partnerships—on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge and skills are preparing young people to be successful in school today and the workforce tomorrow.


STEM Toolkit

This toolkit discusses why afterschool STEM is important and will help prepare you to make the case for afterschool STEM learning.


Know Your Funders: A guide to STEM funding for afterschool 

This guide navigates various funding streams and addresses effective strategies to acquire funding for afterschool STEM.


Afterschool STEM Hub

This resource offers talking points, infographics, and other resources to help you advocate for afterschool STEM.


Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings

This report identifies features of productive STEM programs in out-of-school settings to help policy-makers, funders, and education leaders make informed decisions about how to best leverage the educational and learning resources in their community.


Changing the Game for Girls in STEM

This report discusses the severe gender gap in STEM fields, and how afterschool can help close this gap.


How Cross-Sector Collaborations Are Advancing STEM Learning

This paper offers evidence of the impact of cross-sector partnerships on young people, and a logic model template for communities so they may further develop attributes, strategies, and measures of progress that enable them to advance opportunities for all young people to succeed.


Examing the Impact of Afterschool STEM Programs

This paper summarizes evaluation data from a selection of strong afterschool STEM programs.


Game-Changers and the Assessment Predicament in Afterschool Science

This research describes gaps in out-of-school time science assessments and the need for the afterschool field to take the lead in establishing relevant indicators and assessment tools.


FUSE Resource Guide

This guide lists several resources and strategies to advance informal STEM education in out-of-school learning settings.