How do we help close rather than increase the opportunity gap in STEM with family engagement? How do we make sure that every parent feels confident and has the resources to support their child in STEM? How do we reimagine family engagement as more than a one-time, end-of-program event? How do we support children and their families in engaging in STEM at home and in their community?
In this conversational webinar, Linda Kekelis, Advisor for the Family Engagement Project at STEM Next Opportunity Fund, will share bright spots, lessons learned, and resources for supporting families in STEM from out-of-school-time programs in various settings across the country. Then, Tina Glover will present on how Urban Advantage is partnering with NYC schools and museums to provide students and families STEM engagement opportunities. Sonia Bueno, Manager of NYSCI Neighbors Community Programs at the New York Hall of Science, will share how the museum focuses on providing parents with resources and learning opportunities that will allow them to become advocates for their children's education.