Growing the STEM is the behind-the-scenes nonprofit founded in 2017 that organizes and supports math and science programs for students in Coeur d’Alene Public Schools. We emphasize developing youth leaders and encouraging underrepresented groups to pursue STEM, STEAM (art) chess and engineeringeducation and activities.
We are looking for mature middle school students and high school students for the 2022-2023 school year! Coach Math is Cool, STEM, STEAM, or chess once per week. Coach Math is Cool, STEM, STEAM, or chess.
a math competition program in the Northwest for 4th-12th graders
Growing the STEM has planted nine Math is Cool teams in Coeur d'Alene public schools
an elementary school peer-mentoring math program
Growing the STEM has planted eight Mathletes programs in Coeur d'Alene elementary schools
a science-based after-school activity for 3rd-4th graders
Growing the STEM has planted one STEM Club in Coeur d'Alene elementary schools
*Ramsey, Hayden Meadows, Borah and Skyway have independent Math is Cool teams
The overwhelming majority of the funds go to pay stipends for public school teachers to run these programs. Limited funds go to team competition fees, busses to competition, supplies for programs, and very limited operational expenses.
Donate to our programs and attend our annual Trivia Night fundraise
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These Mathletes stories shared by the teachers overseeing these programs give an inspiring look at the difference Mathletes is making. Names have been changed to protect each student's privacy.