Why join a chapter?
As a high school student, you are just beginning to find your place in the world. Join a school chapter where you can make a difference in the lives of others and in your own.
Build Leadership - STEAM for All enables its students to grow their leadership skills. Students learn leadership skills through team collaboration, and students learn what it means to be a team.
Improve Academic Achievement - Our events allow students to grow academically by challenging our students mentally. Students learn essential academic skill and achievement that will propel them to succeed in school
Give Back - By becoming volunteers students can give back to their community by helping and encouraging STEAM-related events. Our volunteers teach and allow younger generations to become interested in STEAM.
Why start a chapter?
STEAM for All allows 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 important contribution to.
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 STEAM for All 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 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.
Chapter Requirement Documents
Sustain a Chapter
Use this form to submit an event proposal for your school chapter. The form must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the proposed event date. The Directors of School Chapters will review your request and let you know if the event is approved or not. Remember, all chapters are required to host at least one event per school year.
Use this form to submit a recap for an event your chapter hosted. This form must be submitted within one week of the event. Completion of this form is mandatory in order for your chapter members to get their hours verified and approved using Voluntu.io.