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Investing in Out-of-School Time STEM is an Investment in a Robust, Diverse STEM Workforce

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October 26, 2023

At a Glance

This brief, developed in collaboration by the STEM Next Opportunity Fund and Jobs for the Future (JFF), shares replicable examples and lessons aimed at broadening access to STEM outside of the K-12 school day and reaching students in communities that are underrepresented in STEM jobs that offer family-sustaining wages. The focus is on the out-of-school time (OST) field, in particular OST programs with high-quality STEM programming as indispensable to building the STEM economy that we need and where our young people can thrive. 

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