We seek to inspire and encourage diverse youth to learn, love, live and embrace science as an everyday experience! We believe that this can only be accomplished by effectively recognizing and accepting differences in our students from a perspective of their strengths when delivering our STEM programs. Our unique inspiring, engaging and educational experiences result in cultural appropriate interactions and celebrations between our youth, their parents, families and extended community.
Our students participate in engaging hands-on inquiry based science experiences that have gone by the wayside in this era of high stakes testing. Emerging from other pilot programs offered in Latino neighborhoods and communities in the Front Range, CLACE provides an after school model of excellence in STEM education that is ready to be shared and replicated.
On the other hand, our bilingual after-school science programs reaps a variety of rewards—students see their heritage recognized and valued, by conducting science in a bilingual manner, they can more rapidly understand complex scientific ideas, easier to identify with the help of our guest Latino scientists, engineers and bicultural and bilingual facilitators.