Developing STEM career identity among Latinx youth: impact of an intervention that integrates STEM learning with individualized learning plans
Solberg, Vernon S.H.
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Citation (published version)V.S.H. Solberg, C.M. Park, K.A.S. Howard, P. Trunfio, H. Kim, J. Flete, A. Rodriguez. "Developing STEM Career Identity Among Latinx Youth: Impact of an Intervention that Integrates STEM Learning with Individualized Learning Plans." Career Development Quarterly,
This study reports on the collaboration and impact of an after-school Latinx STEM intervention effort designed to develop both advanced science self-efficacy and career search self-efficacy (Solberg, Nord, & Good, 1994). The project team composed of different departments of a higher education institution partnered with a community-based organization in Boston to provide Latinx middle school students with an opportunity of learning science concepts using network science lenses within their community context that involve the current issues, such as COVID-19 and election. The youth also explore their interests, strengths and skills and the careers aligned with them, and learn how continuing to develop their network science skills expands their future occupational opportunities that they did not know how to or are not aware that they could access.