Student Support Services

STEM-Rich Afterschool Making Project

The New York State Education Department is excited to share the news for the STEM-Rich Afterschool Making Project! This innovative project is a collaboration between the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and science and/or children's museums in eight states to train a cohort of 21st CCLC after school educators on a six-hour STEM-rich maker curriculum. This curriculum will be implemented in fall 2019 and spring 2020 with two cohorts of students at five program sites (see below) in New York State. New York State’s participating museum is New York Hall of Science (NYSCI).  For more information on the projects, download this document.

Project Name and Number Site Name
Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens (7010)  P.S. 100
Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens (7013) P.S. 90
Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens (7011) P.S. 62
Samuel Field YM & YWHA (7022) P.S. 206
Samuel Field YM & YWHA (7022) P.S. 220


Tentative Timeline Event Tentative Dates
In-person, two-day Professional Development Training for CCLC Site Facilitators

October 10 and 11, 2019

(Location: New York Hall of Science)

Program Cycle 1: Lesson Modeling (museum site will lead the program with students while the CCLC facilitator observes and assists) November 2019 – February 2020
In person, one day Reflection Training for CCLC Site Facilitators January – February 2020
Program Cycle 2: 21st CCLC Facilitator Leading (the 21st CCLC facilitator will lead program implementation with students and museum sites will observe and assist.) March – June 2020
In -person, ½ day Professional Development Training for 21st CCLC Site Facilitators May – June 2020


Additional Information

2018 IMLS STEM-Rich Making Project:

• Watch the “What is a Maker?” and “A Reason for Making” videos to get an overview of the projects. Activity guides and professional learning resources are included in the Activities section and include images of real student projects!

Maker Curriculum Resources:

• Additional resources that will help you explore making projects that suit your needs, ideas for extending these making activities, and facilitation strategies to foster open ended engaging experiences for your students.

Student/Educator Release and Intellectual Property Form

Click to Download the Release Forms:  English form pdf file icon     Spanish form pdf file icon

  • All parents/guardians of students must complete a Student/Educator Release and Intellectual Property Form which will confirm the rights to use images/videos taken of students and educators during the STEM-Rich Afterschool Making Project.  Students/Educators who do not sign the form cannot be in photos/videos. This allows the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Museum Partners to use/share the video with the public. Once all parties have signed the forms, please scan and send to
  • Due Date: As soon as possible, or before project is complete. All scanned forms will be added to a password-protected database in which access will only be granted to the U.S. Department of Education, IMLS and the Museum Partners.  IMPORTANT: Please keep ALL RELEASE FORMS in a safe place until further notice.

Media Tool Kit

This includes a variety of materials to help you communicate about your program, the 21st CCLC initiative, ED’s collaboration with IMLS, and the importance of providing all students with opportunities for meaningful STEM experiences. All items in the toolkit are designed to serve as a template that you can customize to meet your site’s unique needs.  Download the local-level toolkit:

The materials include:

  • An introduction that describes each of the templates and offers recommendations for their use
  • A general fact sheet
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers
  • A sample press release
  • Sample social media posts to support site presences on multiple platforms (e.g., Facebook and Twitter)  



Last Updated: June 17, 2022