2021Program Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

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Impact

Despite more than a year of 100% virtual programming during an ongoing pandemic, students gained tech capabilities and interests.

Afterschool and Summer Digital Literacy and STEM-related programs

Goals and outcomes: Students were surveyed at the end of the school year and at the end of the summer Tech Squad camp. 90+ students engaged in afterschool digital literacy (Dig.Lit) and afterschool-summer technology (Tech Squad) programs. Out of 90 electronic post-surveys sent to participating students, 66 were completed for a return rate of 72%.

Self-perception. Outcome 1: All 66 students (100%) expressed that they saw themselves as capable and belonging in STEM-related pursuits. Outcome 2: 66 of 66 (100%) stated that they learned to do things they didn’t think they could do before.

STEM interests and capabilities. Outcome: 65 of 66 (99%) expressed interest in taking STEM-related courses in high school. Students chose from a list of MCPS high school electives. Top 6 vote-getters: 1) Digital art; 2) Video and film production; 3) 3D printing and design; 4) Computer animation; 5) Graphic and digital design; 6) Computer coding and programming.

Higher education goal setting. Outcome: 42 of 66 (64%) stated that they plan to earn at least a college bachelor’s degree.

Afterschool and Summer Go2College programs

A total of 38 students participated in the afterschool and summer Go2College program. Out of 38 electronic post-surveys sent to students, 33 were completed for a return rate of 85%

Goal #1: At least 75% of students will express that getting good grades in high school will help them achieve their future goals.

Outcome: 30 of 33 (90%) stated that getting good grades would help them achieve their future goals.

Goal #2: At least 75% of students will agree that college is important for their future goals.

Outcome: 25 of 33 (76%) expressed that college is important for them to achieve their future goals.

Goal #3: At least 75% of students will express the expectation of earning at least a bachelor’s degree.

Outcome: 23 of 33 (70%) expressed the expectation of earning at least a bachelor’s degree.

Goal #4: At least 75% of students will gain knowledge about financial aid to help them pay for college.

Outcome: 32 of 33 (99%) expressed gains in knowledge about various financial aid resources to help them pay for college.

 

 

 

2021Program Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

Go2College Campers group image of students over Zoom