Over the past year, you’ve learned that I’m a big fan of STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. Not only do these fields provide pathways for success for young people, but STEM also represents a bright future for Scouting.
So as a fan of STEM, I loved hearing that 80 percent of U.S. high school students are interested in science, according to a new study by the Amgen Foundation. More so, these students want more hands-on learning experience.
This study is just one of many proof points that we are positioning our organization to provide the life-changing, hands-on experiences that youth today are craving. Through STEM Scouts we are working to not only learn about STEM, but inspire a life-long passion for the sciences and cultivate their curiosity and love of learning.
To hear more on how we can nurture of love of STEM outside the classroom and beyond the book, read my latest article on the Huffington Post.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you’re helping our organization meet the changing interests and needs of today’s youth in the comments below or on Twitter @BSAChief.