About ROCKit

ROCKit is an afterschool and summer program that enables youth to explore their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math -- collectively known as STEM

 

About ROCKit

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"75% of Nobel Prize winners in the sciences say their passion for science was first sparked in non-school environments"
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"Students who are immersed in STEM after school develop greater fluency in these subjects"
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"STEM job opportunities are expected to grow by 11.8% thru 2020 in Michigan"

In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it's more important than ever that the next generation is prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering and math -- disciplines collectively known as STEM.

Kids at ROCKit develop these skills through free and valuable STEM experiences such as Science+. Preparing for what lies ahead will require that all of tomorrow's citizens be equipped to meet the challenges of the future.

Giving students the chance to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it in context like libraries, community centers, museums, and afterschool programs builds understanding, develops confidence and inspires a greater willingness to take on challenges and even risk the possibility of failure.

These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering and math -- disciplines collectively known as STEM.

Who Benefits from ROCKit?

Many kids already enjoy a specific subject and are eager to learn more when given the chance. However, some kids haven't identified themselves with a specific academic interest, career, or role model.

 

ROCKit is an informal and fun continued learning opportunity for all youth.  It is an environment that sparks learning in science, technology, engineering, and math after the school day ends.

Many kids already enjoy a specific subject and are eager to learn more when given the chance. They might have parents at home who are engineers or scientists. Others might belong to a family that can afford the latest technology, advancing their knowledge outside of school. However, some kids haven't identified themselves with a specific academic interest, career, or role model.

ROCKit can help activate interest in STEM topics by providing access to technology, role models, and activities that aren't typically explored in the classroom or at home. 

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