STEM Initiatives

Pitch Challenge

The Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge is a pitch contest for students in Utah in grades K-12. It is a simple set of activities that help kids learn creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, and presentation skills. The Pitch Challenge teaches essential workforce readiness skills and helps kids develop a mindset for 21st-century careers whether or not they become an entrepreneur.

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Through the AmeriCorps Utah STEM Initiative, the Utah Afterschool Network has the exciting opportunity to place qualified STEM Specialists in schools and afterschool programs at a reduced cost to your organization. AmeriCorps is the only federal agency for community service and volunteerism, engaging adults in public service work with a goal of helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. AmeriCorps members commit to full-time or part-time positions different from standard employment. These members provide a minimum number of service hours during their term of service. In return, they earn a bi-weekly living stipend and are eligible to receive the Segall AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of their service.

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Million Girls Moonshot

Million Girls Moonshot is a STEM initiative that seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, who can build and who can make.  In Utah, we are doing this by reaching girls from a young age, using near-peer mentors, and involving families.

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