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K-12 Teachers & Parents

MIT has a rich selection of outreach programming for Kindergarten through Grade 12 youth and teachers. Explore the range of programming here. Also visit the MIT Outreach Database to find information about the various student groups, departments, and centers at MIT that offer programs for children and their teachers.

MIT Alumni are encouraged to check out the Alumni Association’s K-12 STEM Education Toolkit for ways to get involved.

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Here’s a small sample of MIT’s K-12 programming:

  • The Inventeams initiative, run by the Lemelson-MIT Program, encourage high school empowers high school students to problem-solve and innovate.
  • Through ReachOut, MIT students participate in a literacy tutoring program that matches MIT students with children at a local after-school center.
  • The Edgerton Center’s Outreach Program works with school groups, homeschoolers, summer programs and many other groups in the greater Boston area and beyond.
  • The student group Society of Women Engineers offers high school and middle school science mentoring programs for future female scientists.
  • The Four Weeks for America Challenge sends MIT students around the U.S. into the classrooms of a Teach For America teacher to help them develop math and science curriculum and perform data analysis to help close the achievement gap.
  • The MIT Museum provides many opportunities for community members to engage in science and technology learning.
  • Public Service Fellows can work locally or travel around the globe to develop and implement sustainable educational curriculum projects: http://mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/internshipsandfellowships/index.html
  • The student group Educational Studies Program has been offering extracurricular learning opportunities at MIT for K-12 students for over 50 years.

Find more in the MIT Outreach Database.