Youth and Families
What is EMSPâ€™s vision?
EMSP envisions an East Multnomah County where children, youth, and adults have equitable access to and are engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) learning that results in a skilled workforce and increased economic opportunity.
Every student, regardless of where you live in Oregon, deserves access to the learning experiences that will inspire you to be innovators and prepare you to help solve the challenges of tomorrow.
Why join EMSP?
- Gain valuable skills, knowledge, and connections through fun and interesting STEAM activities in and out of school.
- Learn about high-wage, high-demand jobs in our region, accessible through STEAM education.
- Contribute to the future of STEAM education by joining EMSP in a variety of leadership roles.
What is STEAM?
STEAM can be viewed as â€œapplied curiosityâ€â€”the insatiable desire to know and wonder, coupled with a creative drive to make, invent, and contribute to the betterment of humanity.
Resources and ActivitiesÂ
Plug Into PortlandÂ â€“Â Does your K-12 student volunteer at your local library, a favorite nonprofit, or at school? Kids in the Portland metro can earn a desktop computer from Free Geek by volunteering for 24 hours in their community.
Common Sense MediaÂ is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kidsâ€™ lives.
The Raspberry PiÂ is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by theÂ Raspberry PiÂ Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries.
SparkfunÂ is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible. No matter what your vision is, our products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible to the average person
Code.orgÂ Â is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.