STEM Education

Building skills of the future in science, technology, engineering and math.

In our ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it’s more important than ever that our children are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, gather and evaluate evidence, create and innovate, make decisions, and work together. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering and math—disciplines collectively known as STEM. If we want our children to understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, and to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving workforce, fluency in STEM fields is essential.

A child’s zip code will not determine their STEM fluency.

Washtenaw Promise supports the advancement of STEM education for boys and girls in Ypsilanti Community Schools.  Partnering with robotics leaders at the STEM Middle College and teachers throughout the District, we support the expansion of FIRST® Robotics programs.

In the 2019-20 school year, we are helping to develop competitive Lego League and Lego League Junior teams at our elementary schools, FIRST® Tech Challenge teams at Ypsilanti Middle School, and a second competition team at the high school, promoting a continuation of programming across all levels and schools. In addition, we support professional development training for teachers, coaches and mentors, and encourage community partners to engage with our teachers and students.

We envision a future where all Americans will have lifelong access to high-quality STEM education and the United States will be the global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment. Students from Ypsilanti will be among those leaders.

Join us in advancing STEM education in Ypsilanti Community Schools.

If you might have an interest in helping young people in our community imagine, problem solve, design, build, invent, and program robots, come join us as a mentor or coach. We will provide all the necessary training and support and you will experience the excitement and satisfaction in being part of a rapidly growing success story in our schools. We need your help!