A STEM summer program for Boston’s underserved communities

The MIT BoSTEM Scholars Academy is a full-time summer program in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that targets high school students who are underrepresented in those fields. During our five weeks with the Scholars, we aimed to instill an internal paradigm of success by providing them with academic enrichment, pre-college resources, and a supportive community. Support from the MIT Community Service Fund helped us: hire knowledgeable and passionate teachers in physics, computer science, and biology; acquire supplies for our Scholars’ final projects; and even purchase budget laptops for the few Scholars who lacked computer access to their homework assignments.