ASPIRA programs such as ASPIRA 21st Century Community Learning Centers have partnered with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to ensure that students have access to high-quality STEM education, with the goal of inspiring a lifelong interest in STEM.
The STEM program is facilitated virtually for 1-hour, for 10-12 weeks. Through this program students meet and interact with real scientists, and participate in hands-on, engaging science activities. These subjects spark learning and ignite interest by letting youth experiment with STEM ideas in real-world situations. They also help students succeed in school and prepare them for careers that are driving global economic growth.