Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) commissioned the study, titled STEM Opportunity in Southeast Michigan, with the support of General Motors. GSSEM will use the data to pinpoint locations in southeastern Michigan where it will deploy additional resources, including its upcoming Mobile STEAM Lab, powered by GM.
The interactive report consists of data compiled from public sources including from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), MI School Data, and GSSEM. The findings will inform GSSEM's targeting of STEM programming in Southeast Michigan, with the goal of creating a sustainable impact for local students. The study will also provide a roadmap for GSSEM's community partnerships serving schools and educational program partners.
Supported by General Motors, Comcast, and the Vilcek Foundation, the Mobile STEAM Lab, powered by GM, is expected to hit communities in late 2024.
This innovative and community-centric mobile lab will serve school districts by supplementing curricula and providing leading industry tools, resources, and prototypes in the field of STEM. Students will have a hands-on experience tailored to what their district, school, or class is learning at their grade level. The Mobile STEAM lab will help provide resources that will familiarize youth with multiple fields and careers and allow them to try something new and impactful outside of the classroom.
"We believe every student in Michigan deserves the opportunity to explore the wonders of STEAM, and the findings from this report will help us expand offerings across communities in Metro Detroit," said GSSEM CEO Monica Woodson. "By using the data available to us, we can streamline our resources and maximize impact to ensure we're reaching students with the most need."