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Youth Resource Roundup: 12+ programs to help Philly students break into STEM


Philly is increasingly becoming known as a tech hub on the international stage. How can the city’s next generation maintain its reputation for innovation, and benefit from the often high-paying careers than come with it?

This September, is focusing extra reporting on Youth Building the Future, including the programs and student initiatives that can answer that question.

Below is a list of resources available for those looking to get an early start in STEM, at both the grade school and high school levels. Know of any we missed? Let us know at



FirstHand is a program from the University City Science Center designed to provide lab-based STEM education to young people of all backgrounds. A goal: Create a more equitable tech ecosystem. The free, year-round program offers middle and high school students mentorship, career exposure and hands-on training.


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