How are afterschool and OST programs approaching the intersection of STEM with youth leadership and community engagement in their initiatives? We conducted a study to find out! Our report describes our findings from our survey and interviews along with recommendations for what we need to amplify and scale such approaches. We’re also developing a database that lets you search by program type so you can dig in more. To be alerted when these resources are posted, please follow us on Linked In.

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Looking for inspiration? We publish blogs highlighting programs working at the intersection of STEM learning, youth leadership, and community engagement. Many of these programs are run by our CYESS partners but we welcome blogs from anyone who is engaged in this work. Please contact us via email if you would like to discuss submitting a blog about your work to us.

Program Blogs

The Collective for Youth Empowerment in STEM & Society Youth Consultants are a group of young people aged 13-22 passionate about using STEM to make change. As young leaders affiliated with CYESS partners, Youth Consultants are self-identified experts in a variety of STEM-related topics and are eager to provide their input and expertise to policy, industry, and program professionals. CYESS Youth Consultants may speak on panels, provide feedback on an array of projects and proposals, as well as participate in communications campaigns and outreach. Youth Consultants represent diverse backgrounds and experiences. Contact us if you'd like to tap the expertise of these young people!

There are a plethora of resources that can support you to incorporate youth voice and community engagement in your STEM programming. We are in the process of collecting and curating curricula, toolkits, frameworks and more to help you out. If you have a resource you would like us to consider including, please contact us via email.

CYESS Resource Collection

Ever thought, "I could use some help to describe my program in a compelling way?" You've come to the right place, we are working on some communications materials to support you! Follow us on Linked In to be alerted when resources are posted.

We are serious about understanding the change we want to bring about and holding ourselves accountable. CYESS is partnering with Public Profit to develop a robust Theory of Change and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for our work.

Theory of Change

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