The IF/THEN® Collection has a new portal: Equity and Inclusion Assets for Afterschool and Summer Programs. The assets in this portal align with the Equity and Inclusion Framework, developed by NGCP for the Million Girls Moonshot, and relate to key strategies for increasing equity and inclusion in afterschool STEM, such as addressing STEM stereotypes, making STEM personally relevant, implementing engineering mindset practices, and engaging in career exploration.
The portal also includes four new activities that explore the lack of representation in STEM media, STEM career paths, the importance of representation in problem-solving and design, and how expansive identities and qualities can contribute to a STEM mindset and STEM success.
Resources for Afterschool Programs: Using the IF/THEN® Collection for Programming was hosted by NGCP and Million Girls Moonshot on September 14, 2021. In this webinar recording, the creators explain how these new activities engage youth in important topics and conversations related to gender equity, representation, and identity in STEM.