We Believe

Project STEM Cascades takes seriously the reality that Young People of Color are powerful change makers

Young people as educators support STEM learning grounded in youth culture and peer relations

As leaders, they are uniquely positioned to disrupt traditional and inequitable approaches to STEM teaching and learning by building from their own lived experiences as Students of Color

We’re just here to bear witness.

About Us

Our project is called STEM cascades because that is often the structure of organizations in which youth are teachers: slightly older people teaching, facilitating, or supervising slightly younger people with a goal of learning.

STEM Cascades highlights the work of the organizations that uplift Young People of Color’s humanity in STEM learning and teaching.

We are thankful to our partners for their trust and partnership: The Young People’s Project, Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn, and local schools.

STEM Cascades builds on prior research carried out in long-standing collaboration with community partners

Learn More About Our
Prior Research

Positioning Adolescents in Literacy
Teaching and Learning (Abstract)

Opting in and Creating Demand:
Why Young People Choose to Teach Mathematics to Each Other

Check us out at the

NSF STEM for All Video Showcase

Over the past year, we have worked closely with our community-partners to support existing mentoring programs and organizational efforts. To learn more, check out this 3-minute video highlight of what we’ve been up to.

Meet the Team

We take pride in our intergenerational research team and our own experiences as mentors and mentees

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