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Sparklight to Award $15,000 to Help Students Dream Bigger

Five winners to each receive $3,000 to support K-12 STEM projects Schools and organizations serving K-12 students in Sparklight communities have the opportunity to win $3,000 to fund their science, technology, engineering or math project or club as part of the internet service provider’s 4th annual “Dream Bigger” social media campaign. K-12 schools and organizations

Arizona State University

Colleges nationwide face rapid decline in male enrollment, although ASU bucks the trend

Martine Garcia, a first-generation student at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, was surprised when he was asked a few years ago to be president of a new school club. He hadn’t been particularly involved on campus, and the invitation to head the Male Empowerment Network, a support and mentoring group for minority male students, didn’t really make

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Safety, Assurance and Enrichment Found in the Y’s Afterschool Program

As another summer winds down and a new school year is on the horizon, the James Family Prescott YMCA wants to remind parents and caregivers that the Y’s afterschool program is a place where children can remain active, learning and engaged during their time out of school – a critical time for all school-age children.

Education

NASA awards $4.6 million to NAU’s PLANETS project to diversify, develop STEM resources for kids

The NASA Science Mission Directorate granted $4.6 million to Northern Arizona University’s Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS) project to fund another five years in the development of high-quality science and engineering curriculum and resources. PLANETS is a program designed for the development and dissemination of NASA out-of-school time

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