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STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programming is critical to the future success of our members. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 10 million STEM jobs in the United States in 2021, representing 6 percent of U.S. employment. Between now and 2031, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be over 1,000,000 new jobs in STEM. We have an opportunity and responsibility to provide members with critical STEM learning experiences.

  • 64% of members grades 4-12 demonstrate a high interest in STEM activities
  • 49% of members in grades 4-12 believe they have the skills to participate in STEM activities
  • 56% of high school members intend to continue STEM studies after graduating

Source: National Youth Outcomes Initiative survey, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 2022

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s STEM programs complement and reinforce what youth learn during the school day while creating experiences that invite them to develop a passion for STEM. This enables all youth to be effective, engaged learners that are ready for the future. Our goal is to enhance experiential learning and expose youth to STEM-related careers.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is proud to offer STEM activities that expose Club members to several fields of study:

    • Architecture
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Geosciences
    • Technology

In addition to the wonderful STEM activities Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee staff implement at all Club locations and virtually, the Clubs also are proud to offer unique experiences at four STEM learning centers:

  • STEM Learning Center at the Cass Street Club (Grades K-8), made possible by Rockwell Automation
  • Makerspace and STEM lab at the Don & Sallie Davis Club (Grades K-12), made possible by Rockwell Automation
  • STEAM Innovation Lab at the Milwaukee Academy of Science Club (Middle and High School), made possible by Harley-Davidson
  • Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Mary Ryan Club (Middle and High School), made possible by Best Buy & The Clubhouse Network