The Afterschool Alliance works to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality after school programs. Studies show that participation in quality after school programs directly relate to a students’ academic success.
According to Director of STEM Policy, Anita Krishnamurthi, PhD, “Our organization is participating in STEM Solutions because it offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with some of the leading minds working to advance STEM education in this country. We consider STEM Solutions a stellar opportunity to bring messages about the importance of STEM in afterschool to public policy, science, business, community and other leaders and practitioners. We want to invite those in related fields to learn more about the opportunities for STEM education in afterschool programs, to invite them to participate in our local Lights On Afterschool events this fall, and to engage with our community in other ways.”