Enrichment, Leadership and Skill Building (ELS) Service Area Strategy

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)



The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Strategy is designed to provide learning opportunities related to science, technology, engineering and math that will help participants develop 21st-Century skills and competencies. STEM programs will be project-based, hands-on and collaborative and will allow youth to work together to investigate a problem, develop possible solutions or explanations, make observations, test out ideas, think creatively and evaluate their findings and process. STEM programs target elementary, middle and high school youth and can focus on many topics including, but not limited to, biological or environmental science, computer science and coding.

DCYF allocated $1,902,465 in annual funding to 17 programs across 16 agencies for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Strategy.

Strategy Goals include:

  • To provide participants with access to hands-on, inquiry-based STEM extracurricular programs and 1 activities.

  • To enrich participants’ educational experience and support social and emotional skills development.

  • To expose participants to a range of STEM related career options.

Our Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Strategy 2018-2023 Grantees include: