STEM SANTA FE organizes out-of-school time programs to spark students interest in STEM careers. STEM Santa Fe organizes large one-day STEM events for as well as facilitate afterschool STEM clubs with focus on mentoring youth to enter STEM competitions and in turn help build perseverance and professionalism. According to the U.S. Department of education, "Not enough of our youth have access to quality STEM learning opportunities and too few students see these disciplines as springboards for their careers." STEM Santa Fe fosters a supportive and celebratory STEM environment and gets our youth excited about STEM career opportunities.
1. Initiating out-of-school enrichment and mentoring programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
2. Mentoring students to attend and enter STEM competitions in the region.
3. Fostering teamwork, problem solving skills, and resilience to prepare the youth for the future job market demand.
4. Organizing STEM conferences and events to inspire students to remain engaged in school and in STEM fields.
5. Engaging under-represented groups in STEM, mainly girls, Hispanics and Native Americans to to close the achievement gap
6. Partnering with local groups , schools and non-profits advocating for STEM education.
7. Building a network among students, teachers, STEM professionals, volunteers, and educators.