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Thomas Edison Charter School

FAME could not succeed in its mission without its educational partners. FAME’s relationship with the University of Delaware goes back 30 years and today, the College of Engineering hosts on-campus experiences for 11th and 12th grade students that allow them to experience campus and dorm life.The following organizations have embraced the FAME curriculum, hosting classes on a regular and ever-increasing basis.

 


Why STEM?


Statistics from the US Bureau of Labor and Census state that there will be an estimated 8.65 MILLION US STEM jobs by 2018. Of these jobs, 59% will require post-secondary education, and while 85% of 8th graders plan to complete post-secondary education, in reality, only 30% enter college.


Furthermore, there continues to be a lack of engineers and scientists in America, and in particular a lack of minorities and women in STEM related professions. Yet the STEM workforce is crucial to America's global innovative strength and competitiveness.

Age Group: 4th-6th Grade

Class Ratio:

20:1 (Summer)

25:1 (After School)

Location:

Schools & Community

Based Organizations

Class Ratio:

25:1

Red Clay Consolidated District

Appoquinimink School District

Core STEM Initiative 

Focus:

STEM Enrichment; Project-Based Learning

Age Group: 7th-12th Grade

Focus:

STEM Enrichment

Summer:

3 hrs / 3 days / 5 wks

After School:

1 hr / 2-3 days / 5 wks

fame initiatives

University of Delaware

In his 2016 Delaware Pathways Strategic Plan, Governor Jack Markell declared that "for students to have a rewarding choice beyond high school, 

Delaware STEM Council

STEMulate®  Change

Providing Options for Future Employment

Our goal at FAME, Inc. is to prepare and motivate students to pursue and succeed in STEM fields of study. Through two successful out-of-school and after-school initiatives, we expose both high performing and "at risk" students to cross-curricular, project-based STEM learning.


Our long-standing academic enrichment initiative addresses Delaware's persistent need to motivate and prepare under- represented minorities and girls to pursue STEM-related fields and succeed in a STEM career. STEM activities include:


  • Summer & school year Core STEM Enrichment
  • STEMulate® Change Outreach
  • FIRST Robotics for middle & high school students
  • College skills prep and course selection workshops
  • ​Peer counseling & role models
  • ​Job readiness & life skills workshops



Brandywine School District

Partner Schools & Community-Based Organizations

Location:

A. I. High School

Summer:

7 hrs / 4 days / 6 wks

Fall/Spring:

3 hrs / 2 Sat per month

Police Athletic League of Delaware

they must be aware of their options and be prepared to take the next step...This means that students must possess the academic and technical skills necessary to pursue post-secondary educational options aligned with their career aspirations."



FAME, Inc. has been providing STEM education since 1976, with curricula that not only expose students to STEM fields of study, but also help them to make post-secondary choices that align with their career aspirations and long term employment goals. The result?


Over 95% of FAME matriculated students have gone on to pursue degrees, with 68% of students specializing in STEM related fields of study.