In today’s world, a comprehensive understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and related careers is becoming an indispensable resource to ensure the well-being of current and future citizens.

Established in 2011 by Columbia College Chicago, Department of Science and Mathematics, the Scientists for Tomorrow (SfT) Initiative brings together a wide range of programs fostering STEM in community-based organizations (CBO).

Scientists for Tomorrow’s (SfT) vision is to serve as an agent of change in our communities (local, statewide and nationwide) that will provide our youth and adults the possibility to explore STEM subjects and potential careers, and with this understanding, have the opportunity to make an educated decision regarding which career path they want to pursue in their future.

Columbia College Chicago’s Scientists for Tomorrow offers STEM Out of School Time (OST) learning opportunities for youth and adults through the collaboration between higher education institutions, community based organizations and the Informal Science Education (ISE) community.

The main goal of this initiative is to expand STEM learning opportunities through, Out of School Time, (OST) activities and programs, in under-served and underprivileged communities in a sustainable process.