PATA’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) ASAP program, an afterschool one, was formed in 2014.
Increase intensity and duration of high-quality STEM learning opportunities for youth in the underrepresented and underserved communities of Los Angeles with a particular focus on Dorsey High School, Crenshaw High School, Audubon Middle School and View Park Prep.
- Increase quality through assessment, reflection and planning, observation, peer and near-peer learning.
- Increase quantity and depth of partnerships (with instructional day schools, community centers and sports centers resulting in STEM ASAP learning opportunities).
- Increase meaningful student engagement in STEM learning opportunities.
- Increase student interest in additional STEM learning opportunities and careers.
- Increase student knowledge and application (i.e., behavior change) of STEM content and processes in PATA and communities.
- Increase staff knowledge of effective practices and resources to implement STEM learning opportunities.
- Increase staff competency to implement STEM learning opportunities.
- Increase staff beliefs and attitudes (i.e., interest) to deliver high-quality STEM learning opportunities in PATA’s programs, and pursing STEM and/or STEM teaching careers.
- Student participation is tracked.
- Collaborate with parents to establish an initial baseline of students’ school performance with monitoring of students’ grades at key milestones throughout program participation.
- Introduction to Science and Technology classes
- Math Enhancement classes
- Basics of MS Excel classes
- Summer Two-week Technology Workshop
- Introduction to Video Production and Audio Recording
Key Success Factors
- Peer to Near-Peer Instruction and Tutoring
- Over 90 years combined experience of program instructors, tutors and facilitators