After School Activities

Access the no-cost, standards-aligned, after school activities to support future career success for all students. Each session features important STEM skills and a step-by-step guide for implementing each activity in your classroom. Explore the resources today.

Learning in All Environments

Learning takes places in all environments. These step-by-step sessions are designed to give young people unique STEM challenges, questions to consider, and ways to explore their career path in STEM outside of the classroom. These sessions will prompt young people to begin considering their own workforce readiness, and then use various tools and strategies to investigate their own passions as they work toward uncovering STEM careers that are best for them.

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Building Community

Building Community

What is workforce readiness? What is collaboration and why is it important?
High School: Grades 9-12
45–60 minute activity

In this first session, young people will participate in icebreakers that prompt them to begin considering their own workforce readiness. They will then work together on a STEM challenge focused on artificial intelligence as they deepen their understanding of the value of collaboration and consider the role it plays in achieving their goals. 

Attitude and Growth Mindset

Attitude and Growth Mindset

What am I passionate about? What STEM careers would I find fulfilling?
High School: Grades 9-12
45–60 minute activity

In this second session, young people will explore the importance of being passionate about their career. They will listen to a STEM professional describe why they love their career. They will then use various tools and strategies to investigate their own passions as they work toward uncovering STEM careers that are best for them. 

Respect

Respect

What is a personal statement? Why is networking important?
High School: Grades 9-12
45–60 minute activity

In this third session, young people will consider what makes them unique as they begin developing their personal statements. They will then learn about the practice of networking, and they will prepare a toolkit that prepares them to begin networking for future educational and career opportunities. 

Confidence Building

Confidence Building

What is an academic resume? 
How can I present myself?
High School: Grades 9-12
45–60 minute activity

In this fourth session, young people will review job postings as they consider the range of skills that employers and college admissions officers look for during the application process. They will then reflect on their own skills and experiences and create a working draft of a personal academic resume. 

Confronting Failure

Confronting Failure

What is failure? 
How can I reframe my failures?
High School: Grades 9-12
45–60 minute activity

In this fifth session, young people will reflect on their own failures and investigate the importance of a growth mindset when it comes to finding failure’s connection to success. They will then create a social campaign to educate their peers about the importance of confronting failure with a growth mindset. 

Celebrating Differences, Sharing Similarities

Celebrating Differences, Sharing Similarities

What is a scholarship? How can I find scholarships for myself?
High School: Grades 9-12
45–60 minute activity

In this seventh session, young people will learn all about scholarships. They will then consider the qualities that make them unique before they use scholarship search engines to find scholarships they are eligible to apply for! 

Setting Goals

Setting Goals

What is a career cluster, or career pathway? How can I discover careers?
High School: Grades 9-12
45–60 minute activity

In this eighth and final session, young people will investigate future careers. They will use career clusters and career pathways to find career possibilities that match their interests and experiences. They will then perform research to learn more about these opportunities as they begin to plan for their future.