Delivering a high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) summer program can seem daunting, especially when front-line staff may have limited STEM experience. In this study, researchers focused on the impact of providing staff with hands-on curriculum, professional development, coaching, and quality assessment, in order to better engage youth in summer and STEM learning.

We spoke with researcher Jessica Manta-Meyer from Public Profit to learn how investing in a well-trained staff translates to student outcomes.

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