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National PTA’s STEM Initiative: STEM + Families

National PTA’s STEM + Families initiative increases access to STEM education and careers, especially among under-represented youth, by developing, evaluating and sharing effective ways to engage families in STEM experiences, while working with partners to improve access to STEM school and community learning environments.

PTA’s vision is that all students have the family and community support needed to access and pursue STEM opportunities and careers.

Check Out the Impact of Stem + Families:

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We want to foster passion for science, technology, engineering, and math through fun activities and by involving families in these experiences together. Our STEM initiative will engage students, families, and communities in opportunities to explore... inspire... empower... and educate... STEM possibilities.

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STEM + Families in the News

  • Family fun at STEM event

    June 19, 2018
    At Andover Elementary School, middle school students, along with their parents, will collaboratively build a robotic finger during the event.
  • All hands on deck for science

    June 9, 2018
    The Heatherwood Middle School PTA hosted a Tech Night with Microsoft on May 23 thanks to a $1,000 grant from the STEM + Families Initiative...
  • Families make robotic fingers at Western Middle School

    June 6, 2018
    Western Middle School’s PTA organized the school’s first annual STEM Hacker night on Wednesday.

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About STEM + Families


Our vision is that every student has access to high-quality STEM education opportunities.

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At Home


Check out these opportunities to explore STEM learning at home.

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Grant Opportunities


Apply for grants to support efforts that engage families in STEM.

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Effective Practices


Read why National PTA is leading a collective impact approach to engaging families.

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Stay Informed


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STEM Resources


Browse external websites providing STEM activities, events, and state-specific information.

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