Why start a chapter?
STEAM for All allow students to participate in meaningful service activities. By starting a chapter you will be a member and advocate for STEAM for All and have the ability to make a positive impact in your community with local initiatives. Unlike other service organizations, STEAM for All values student planned and student led activities that you can have an input in.
In addition, STEAM for All brings together like minded individuals and bring forth many unique benefits. Each volunteer has the opportunity to become a confident leader who understands how much of an influence they can make in their community STEAM for All provides a network of mentors, advisors, and peers who will help discover your interests and utilize your passion to make a difference for yourself and others.
How to start a chapter -
Step 1 – Apply to SFA to start a chapter
Refer to this spreadsheet to see if your school already has a chapter. If not and you wish to start a chapter, email firstname.lastname@example.org and state your name and school. Then, read through the documents provided below.
Step 2 – Contact your school’s activity director
Confirm with your school’s activity director that you can start a chapter. Make sure your school agrees to have your chapter and that there is an agreement to use the school’s facility.
Step 3 – Select an Advisor
Select a school teacher or administrator (preferably someone in relation to a STEAM related subject) to advise and supervise meetings.
Step 4 – Recruit Members
Encourage students who are interested in STEAM related fields to join and select enthusiastic and passionate students to be board members. All members should review the manual.
Step 5 – Select Leadership
Chapter leaders must attend a training meeting at Ardent Northwood (820 Roosevelt, Irvine, Ca 92620) on a date to be determined. Chapter presidents should select passionate students to be on their leadership board.
Step 6 – Sustain your chapter
Have effective regular meetings at least monthly at the same time and place. In addition to hosting regular meetings, the vice president must submit an activity report monthly, failure to submit this report will result in a temporary suspension of the school chapter. View Sustain a chapter page for more information.