Year-Round Planning

Get a personalized STEM plan for the school year and beyond.

Do you want to supplement your child’s in-school education with STEM enrichment activities during the school year or all year round? They may want to explore an area in further depth, or they may be intrigued by a new subject. You may be thinking about a multi-year plan with a logical progression of learning that builds on your child’s previous experiences in nonschool programs and school-based curricula.

I can help! I research STEM programs in your community and in live, online programs for you, and pare down the options to just the ones that are a good match for your child. I’ll present you with a Year-Round Plan—a personalized, curated list of 6-8 options for your child or teen based on their unique interests and needs.

STEM experiences provide different benefits to children versus teens


  • Opportunity to explore STEM in a lower-stress environment than school or discover new STEM subjects 
  • Greater depth or a wider range of options than your school provides
  • A social aspect, where children make new friends with similar interests outside of school
  • Activities with structure as well as fun and socializing


  • Opportunity to deepen and build on previous knowledge and get exposure to college majors and potential career paths
  • A pre-college focus on building a STEM resume, increasing eligibility for scholarships, creating material for the Common App, and developing a strong foundation for college coursework
  • Additional formats like internships, volunteering, research projects, and academic programs
  • Greater independence, self-management, and responsibility

How it works

After getting to know what you and your child are looking for in a program, I research and present you with a summary of at least 6-8 options that are customized to the needs of your child. I’ll use my practical knowledge and years of experience to research and present a variety of programs, clubs, classes, competitions, or other STEM-related activities.

My suggestions are based on the specific needs, interests, and experiences of your child, as well as the family budget and any other factors you specify. You’ll get a report that summarizes my findings and considerations for your child. Each consultation is unique.

Consultation fee

If you decide to work with BostonTechMom, you’ll get a written report with at least 6-8 options, thoroughly detailing each program’s features and level of fit for your child.  If you are interested in both school-year and summer activities, you’ll get a mix of both. I also take into account your child’s progression of learning, so that summer programs build on school-year learning. 

The cost for a customized Year-Round STEM plan is $400. This fee must be paid before the research begins, via PayPal or Venmo. Once research has begun, the service fee is non-refundable. 

Note: BostonTechMom receives no referral fees or other incentives to recommend any program. Suggestions are based solely on research, knowledge of the programs, and your stated preferences for your child.

Interested in a customized plan? Get started by filling out a no-obligation questionnaire. I’ll review your needs and do some preliminary exploration, then contact you to discuss creating a customized plan for your child. Or contact me directly and let’s talk about how I can help.

Cyndi takes a holistic view of the child's experience and interests as well as what they want to accomplish. She recommended full-year options to complement my son’s summer plans and ensure he was prepared so he’d get the most out of his summer programs. Her full-year report was personalized and comprehensive, including everything from online tutoring and weekend programs at MIT to hackathons and innovation programs. I feel my 8th-grade son is finally on a path to pursue his passions.

Cyndi Reitmeyer, BostonTechMom

About BostonTechMom

Cyndi Reitmeyer is BostonTechMom’s founder and the person behind the articles and program listings. Her blog explores topics related to raising children who are comfortable, competent, capable, and confident around science, technology, engineering, and math—whether they’re headed for a STEM career or not.

A business professional for tech startups and the mother of two girls, Cyndi is committed to helping parents help their kids explore STEM from a young age. She searches for a spectrum of STEM opportunities that are hands-on, creative, and inclusive, and most important, FUN!

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