Spark WiSTEM2D promotes the valuable involvement of volunteers and youth navigators to inspire young people in the STEM2D subjects and 21st-century careers around the world. Designed as an essential resource for volunteers, Spark WiSTEM2D: defines STEM2D principles and philosophy, provides information and statistics on the U.S. STEM labor market and diversity of career options, and highlights research-based strategies and tips for engaging and interacting with girls and young women.
Ignite Activities are short, typically 5 to 15 minutes to complete, hands-on activities that use everyday materials to excite youth interest in STEM2D. Ignite activities are available in Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
NIWL developed 25+ classroom-based STEM student activities. These activities are centered on inquiry-based investigations and hands-on learning and integrate student-centered learning principles such as collaboration and teamwork. Check out the STEM²D Student Activities Series Overview and then choose from any of the activities to bring STEM to life in your classroom!
This 3-5 minute online quiz helps young people explore their interests and how a career in STEM can make a difference in the world.
This self-directed eLearning Module explores youth development — the growth process by which all young people seek ways to meet their basic physical and social needs, adolescent brain development, and Positive Youth Development — an approach to build competencies that are necessary to succeed in adolescence and adulthood.
The Education & Career Plan (ECP) is a user-friendly digital tool that builds on FHI 360’s College and Career Readiness: A Guide for Navigators, which helps both students and Navigators map and track the college- and career-readiness journey. Four versions of the ECP are available, designed to support students pursuing different paths: those in high school, students in 2–year college programs, students in 4–year college and university programs, and those enrolled in certificate programs. Targeted to 21st century needs, the ECP is a living document that integrates college- and career-readiness exploration and preparation in one organized place. By connecting college and career plans, the ECP helps young people identify career interests and goals; connect career goals with specific qualifications, education, and training required for entry into those careers; outline a course plan that helps them meet postsecondary education and career goals; and record activities and accomplishments in both college readiness and career readiness.
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This web-based guide describes steps for teachers, counselors, youth workers or mentors to take to guide young people through college and career preparation and success.
This web-based guide provides instructional strategies that engage employers and schools in providing a variety of work-based learning experiences for students.
This paper offers programmatic solutions for education and employment for young people impacted by the U.S. justice system. These best practices were informed by work from the Compass Rose Collaborative.