Minnesota: Urban 4-H STEM Club

Brief Site Description: 
Urban 4-H STEM Clubs are designed to ignite youth interest in learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The clubs are designed for middle school-aged youth living in Minneapolis and St. Paul who experience educational barriers. The clubs meet weekly for 4 contact hours over 26 weeks during the 9-month school year and are facilitated by two adults who work in partnership with youth participants and their families. In summer youth participate in a University of Minnesota campus immersion experience where they learn about student life, explore academic interests, identify the steps toward college readiness, and meet faculty and students in STEM fields. The program is designed in phases that offer increasingly challenging STEM focused experiences: 1) Getting into Learning, 2) Specialized Learning, 3) Deepened Learning.
About multiple sites: 
Two sites: Minneapolis and St. Paul. Each site will recruit 40 youth and 10 parent and youth volunteers.