Newton's Road is partnering across Northwest Lower Michigan to lower the barriers to quality, hands-on STEM learning and careers, and inspiring a culture of being creative problem-solvers.
One way we do this is through our Community Outreach program that connects youth and their mentors (i.e. parents, educators, employers and community leaders) in meaningful ways. Working together as partners to promote and invest in STEM learning and career exploration helps build a vibrant future for our youth – which in turn improves the vitality of communities across our region!
Our outreach is accomplished in partnership with many different types of organizations:
- Employers and other STEM Career Advocates offer and promote real world career experiences for young people across our region
- Educators in and out of school–including public and private K-12 and post-secondary institutions, home school organizations, and pre-K programs and providers
- STEAM/Maker organizations that offer experiential learning opportunities for schools, families, visitors and more
- Community service organizations with programs for youth and their families, often those facing economic, health or other factors that cause underrepresentation in STEM careers
We also meet regularly with Community Liaison volunteers, individuals that identify and share partner and event opportunities in their local area with our Outreach Manager (See our volunteer opportunities).
Take a look at our STEM map to explore our amazing partners. Don't miss the map of Employers connecting with youth through our Career Investigator for Northwest Michigan.
*If you are a library, school, or community organization outside of our 5 county region (Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau) and you are interested in implementing STEM Kits into your youth programs, then please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in partnering with Newton's Road in one or more ways? Email email@example.com to start the conversation with Emily Williams, our Community Outreach Manager!