DIY STEM: Preparing Youth for the 21st Century Workforce

This summer, Club Members are connecting to science through DIY STEM – a hands-on, activity-based STEM program developed by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and sponsored at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley by US Cellular.

DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth aged 9 to 12 to science themes they encounter regularly. Special attention is paid to connections of theory and application and the common interactions members have with these scientific principles. DIY STEM currently includes five modules: Energy and ElectricityEngineering DesignFood ChemistryScience of Sports: Football.

DIY STEM provides youth who might otherwise not have access to STEM experiences with simple, fun, hands-on activities. Exposure to science, technology, engineering and math is critical during the tween years, when young people’s natural curiosity drives interest and builds capacity for success in these disciplines.