Expose your child to STEM outside of school.
Here’s a sampling of well-known, popular programs with a national reach. Many are run by non-profit organizations, while others are franchises; some are free for participants; most focus on in-person programming. Some run during the school year, others during the summer, and some hold programs year-round. Popular themes include coding, robotics, engineering, cybersecurity, design and engineering, and science too!
Looking for more options? This list is just a starting point. In addition to national programs, there are scores of great programs offered by local organizations in communities all over the country. Remember, programs offered may vary by location, so always contact the local provider to find out if they have the specific program you’re interested in. If you want to expand your search and find more programs, get ideas by reading Tips to Finding STEM Programs. Looking for virtual classes, camps, and activities? Read about choosing an online STEM program and the guide to finding online STEM classes.
If you’re just beginning your exploration, this list is a great place to start!
A free, immersive online learning platform for high school students, challenging them to solve the kinds of problems and puzzles that confront professionals in computer science or cybersecurity.
Innovative hands-on programs on invention and entrepreneurship for kids in grades 1-12, including summer camps, after-school programs, and internships for high school and college students.
Inspires middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology and their future careers through free, fun, interactive “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, leaders, and students.
A free technology-based entrepreneurship program for girls age 8–18. Girls learn to create technology to solve community problems, using artificial intelligence (AI) technology or developing a mobile app prototype.