Inspire a passion for STEM in your community
Starting in the 2019-20 school year, we're expanding our vision through chapters at high schools all across the Bay Area. These chapters will work with local elementary schools and community sites to implement our after-school programs and workshops, inspiring students through engaging experiments and growing the Curieus movement.
Submit the Chapter Interest Form
Start off by telling us why you'd like to start a chapter and we'll set up a time to chat!
Read through the Chapter Manual
Learn the nitty gritty of running a successful Curieus chapter
Recruit and register your Chapter Leadership Team
Get a couple passionate, motivated people together to lead your chapter!
Receive seed funding
Customize a curriculum using our innovative Curieus lesson plan menu and we'll sponsor your first quarter with a seed grant!
Get in the classroom!
Time to get your chapter off the ground and wow some kids with science!
What is a Curieus chapter?
A Curieus chapter is a group of students passionate about helping youth and motivated to take charge to help fulfill Curieus' mission in their community. Traditionally structured as a high school club, chapters are student-run and student-initiated with a chapter leadership team and rotating volunteers each quarter meeting regularly throughout the year. Chapters use the innovative Curieus curriculum and resources to bring their own after-school program, workshops, and larger events to partnering schools and libraries, sparking curiosity in youth in their communities!
What is required of a Curieus chapter?
To successfully achieve our common mission to create science opportunities for and spark curiosity in kids, it is important that all chapters:
Are run by the chapter leadership student team (President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc.)
Have a faculty sponsor
Organize their own after-school program with additional weekly chapter meetings
Host a few community workshops year
To help you get set up, we'll provide you with a chapter manual and set-up guide detailing how to recruit team members, organize effective programs, and run a successful chapter.
How will Curieus support you?
Mentorship - The Curieus team, which consists of members who are all experienced with leading our programs, will individually guide you through the steps of building a chapter at your school and effectively implementing our curriculum to serve students at your local elementary school!
Resources - We want to help you in any way possible, whether it's helping navigate funding sources, recruit members, gain publicity, and more. We will also grant each chapter an initial stipend to help purchase materials and kick off its program.
Curriculum - We will give you access to our repository of interactive lesson plans written and curated by the Curieus team, and we will work with you to help you build a custom curriculum to best suit the students at your program.
Support - Whatever new ideas or initiatives you have to grow our vision and empower our students at Curieus, we are here to help you get your idea off the ground!