MAP Releases STEM in Afterschool Issue Brief
MAP has released the official 2017 issue brief on STEM in Afterschool. The new brief looks at a 11 state study showing the positive impact of informal STEM programs. The data was collected through the experts at PEAR (Partnerships in Education and Resilience), a Harvard based research group headed by Dr. Gil Noam. The results are clear: afterschool STEM programs help children and youth succeed by increasing their interests in subject areas and giving them the confidence needed to pursue those subjects in high school and beyond.
Joined by Representative Benson and Senator McGee, the issue brief painted a clear picture of what Massachusetts needs to do in order to maintain our high standards for educational quality as well as closing the achievement gap for those communities that lack opportunities. Massachusetts must fund the Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Quality grant line item to $5.5 million to ensure all students have access to high quality enrichment services.
You can read the brief in full by clicking on the picture below. You can access all of MAP’s research here.