CYESS Partner Blogs

Looking for some inspiration? You've come to the right place! Read blogs from programs working at the intersection of afterschool and out-of-school-time STEM, youth leadership, and civic engagement. We publish new blogs regularly, so check back again soon! And email us if you run a great youth-driven out-of-school-time program at the intersection of STEM and civic-engagement and want to be listed here as inspiration for others.

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Youth Action for the Planet

By Aleks Liou, Program Manager at Youth Action for the Planet

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Engaging in the process of science using the FieldScope community and citizen science platform

By Jessica R. Bean, Ph.D., UC Berkeley

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Youth at the helm: Exploring sustainability through teen-led initiatives

By Lindsey DeLorey, Public Events and Youth Programs Coordinator at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

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Teen Science Cafés: Teens and STEM experts exploring our world together

By Katey Ahmann, Director of Teen Science Café Network and Kristin Bayans, Manager of Network Engagement at Teen Science Café Network.

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Mapping (climate) justice: Empowering southwest Florida youth through summer STEM learning

By Laken Sylvander, Development and Communications Lead at Trubel&Co

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Why civic engagement & youth voice belongs in every afterschool program — including STEM programs!

By Robyn Lingo, Chief of Strategy & Impact, Mikva Challenge

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MAPSCorps@ Northwestern University: A new nexus for data STEM, civics, and project-based learning

By Nia Abdullah, EdD, executive director of The Equity in Opportunity Research Lab & MAPSCorps at Northwestern University School of Education & Social Policy

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Building Capacity for Youth Climate Leadership and Action through Youth Climate Summits

By Elodie Linck, The Jeanne Hutchins Youth Climate Coordinator at The Wild Center

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Clemson University Science Outreach Center develops graphic novel to inspire youth-led STEM Justice initiatives

By Renée Lyons, Director of Science Outreach for Clemson University’s College of Science

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A journey of gratitude and personal growth: A reflection on the impact of a transformative youth program

By Folashade Teriba, high school student and explainer at the New York Hall of Science.

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The Climate Initiative's Climate Hope

By Nyla McFadden, Assistant Director of Programs and Education Lead at The Climate Initiative

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Technovation teaches girls how to use technology to solve real-world problems—and to become leaders

By Maggie Jaris, Director of Content Strategy at Technovation

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Youth serve as STEM ambassadors with Chief Science Officers International

By Eileen Healy, Program Development Coordinator, Chief Science Officers International