Everything Stems From Here.

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Why we're here: to support
hands-on Learning.

We're partnering to feed curiosity and ignite imaginations through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education programs. In the classroom, after school and out in the world, together we can inspire students.

Our future mandates that we train the next generation for the demands we will face when the world needs new bridges built, a cure for a rare cancer or information on new galaxies.

That’s why we work to transform the student experience and inspire their career choices. Our goal is to support the training of teachers in STEM curriculum to help them open new doors — and new worlds — for their students. All they need are the tools, a dedicated teacher and a chance.

Why Stem?

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STEM wages are 71% higher than the national average for all wages.

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80% of future jobs will require Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills.

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Only 16% of high school seniors are proficient in math and interested in STEM careers.

Accepting Applications! Rural STEM Initiative.

Inspiring teachers, kids, communities.

With this new program, we seek to change the shape of STEM learning in targeted Illinois rural areas for middle and high school students with invigorating teacher training and exciting hands-on learning opportunities in the classroom and the community.

Now Accepting! Applications for the Rural STEM Initiative.

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  • 550,000 Students participate in Science Buddies plant biology interest area.
  • 750 Students benefit from CCOF’s STEM enrichment program.

Our Thriving Partners

We're stronger when we work together. The encouragement we provide makes a difference because of the partnerships we've created. We're proud to work together to inspire young minds with STEM learning opportunities through partner programs.

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Meet the Mentors.

They're shaping young minds—and the future for all of us. Teachers, aides, leaders and employers are mentoring students and giving them the encouragement they need to succeed. Simply learning won't do. Application is everything.

Our featured mentors, along with countless others, are inspiring children to see STEM topics in a different light—a brighter one. Their methods foster interest and their encouragement creates enlightenment.

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Leticia Delgado-Herrera

"The most effective path isn’t always the most common, so I create new ones."

— Leticia Delgado-Herrera

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Teachers! Resources for You.

Consider this an honest cheat sheet. Why do it all on your own? Enlist the help of fellow teachers and make their creativity your own through everything from lesson plans to labs and videos to games.

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