YSK working with CEMASTEA and other partners successfully made an application to join a growing global community of STEM Learning Ecosystems. The network now consists of 68 regional hubs spanning from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Kenya.
The idea focuses on building collaborations in various settings – from schools, to after-school programmes, to informal experiences with local business and industry partners and science centres, libraries and museums – to change how students learn. Each setting offers unique and rich learning opportunities for young people, enabling students to connect with what they learn to real-world settings.
These programmes strive to prepare youth for the “shifting demands of a technology-centric society”, said Ron Ottinger, the co-founder of STEM Learning Ecosystems and executive director of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund.
Focusing on underrepresented populations, these grass-roots ecosystems are designed to benefit all society and “leveraging STEM-based education to provide opportunities and social mobility,” explained Gerald Solomon, co-founder of STEM Learning Ecosystems and executive director of the Samueli Foundation.
Read more in this press release.
Learn more about STEM Learning Ecosystems at stemecosystems.org.