Project Accelerate

To increase awareness and facilitate capacity building of high quality, innovative, informal STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs in out-of-school time (OST) settings throughout Pennsylvania.


STEM represents a broad category that includes critical activities and outcomes for OST staff and students. Quality STEM programming can enhance students’ academic achievement, skill development, career access and life-long STEM literacy.
Source: Out-of-School Time Resourse Center.


OST programs are community based education programs for young people that occur after school, on weekends or in the summer.


All Pennsylvania children/youth will have access to high quality, innovative informal afterschool STEM activities and programs that develop inquiry and discovery to prepare them for college, work and life.



Project Accelerate
Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN)
275 Grandview Ave, Suite 200
Camp Hill, PA 17011


Dr. Winnie Black, Special Projects Coordinator
(717) 763-1661 x151


Thank you to the Noyce, Charles Stewart Mott and Heinz Foundations for their generous support of Project Accelerate.