Apply Now for $10,000 Afterschool STEM Impact Awards

Is your afterschool STEM program making a big impact? You could win a $10,000 Afterschool STEM Impact Award!

Afterschool Alliance is teaming up with the Noyce Foundation to recognize exemplary afterschool STEM programs serving young people in grades 4 through 8. Help them showcase how afterschool STEM programs are helping young people get excited and engaged in STEM. Applications are due by May 15 – Apply now!

Applicants will be judged by the impact of their program on participating youth.Winners and other notable applicants will be recognized in nationally-released issue briefs, invited to present at national conferences and will be highlighted as model programs.

They are especially excited to discover programs that are having a significant impact on youth, but may not have been recognized with awards before.

One award will be given in each of the two categories:

1. Afterschool programs that are a strong partnership between an afterschool provider and a STEM-rich institution(s), which include science centers or museums, nature centers, universities, government labs, STEM-related businesses, or other similar institutions. Programs may focus on any STEM topic.

2. Afterschool programs that have a strong computing and/or engineering component. Computing programs should focus on helping young people acquire the skills and knowledge required to create technology, not just to use it. Engineering programs should be rooted in the engineering design process, and students should be developing and building a solution to a problem.
Applications are due May 15, 2013.

For additional details and to apply, click here.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Melissa Ballard at mjballard@afterschoolalliance.org.
Watch a webinar with tips and suggestions for putting together a successful application.