MSI Chicago’s after-school Science Minors Clubs offer early, hands-on exposure to science through partnerships with a network of schools and community organizations. Science Minors Clubs aim to increase interest in science in underserved neighborhoods by engaging students in places where they already spend their time after school, such as community-based organizations and schools. Participating organizations receive training and on-site support, materials for hands-on activities, science curriculum on topics including physics, engineering and health, and a Family Day at the Museum for participating students and their families. The Science Minors Club network reaches throughout Chicago, its suburbs, and northwest Indiana and has the capacity to serve 9,500 youth each year.
Author: Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago