U.S. careers requiring skills in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are growing. In response, the Y is creating opportunities for youth to explore STEM and develop decision-making, problem-solving and analysis skills. We focus on shared learning, community outreach and powerful collaboration. Through our STEM Club we seeks to increase students’ awareness, understanding and interest in STEM-related concepts, and post-secondary educational opportunities and careers. The LA Y STEM Club programs also seek to impact and raise students’ math and science proficiencies and their persistence or intent to continue in post-secondary STEM course and career pathways.

Tesoro STEM Club programs must:

  • Increase awareness of STEM post-secondary education and career pathways
  • Increase interest in STEM post-secondary education and career pathways
  • Increase STEM proficiency (understanding of STEM concepts and subjects)
  • Increase persistence in STEM education and career pathways
  • With our intentional programming efforts we will encourage our young minds to explore STEM careers, develop decision making, problem solve, critically think but most of all be innovative.