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Increasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Afterschool

STEM Next Opportunity Fund

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $350,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2021–December 31, 2021
  • Location San Diego, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant seeks to continue to increase the availability of informal science education for students through afterschool and summer learning programs. Specifically, this grant will support the STEM Next Opportunity Fund to: 1) expand the statewide afterschool network STEM initiative to all 50 states, including through the Million Girls Moonshot initiative; 2) support the statewide afterschool networks in data collection and quality improvement efforts to increase the availability of STEM afterschool programs; 3) educate leaders at the local, state and national levels on the importance of STEM afterschool programming; 4) support technical assistance to the state networks in the area of STEM programming and evaluation; and 5) partner with the Mizzen by Mott app to increase STEM content and distribution to the afterschool field.