Museum of Fine Arts Boston STEAM Team

The STEAM Team is a pioneering pre-college summer program at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston seeking to expand who has access to learning over their lifetime by offering a select cohort of teens from the greater Boston area the opportunity to engage with the MFA in a truly innovative and meaningful way. The program builds upon the STEAM education platform (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Design, and Mathematics). STEAM is a national priority, particularly the recruitment and retention of underrepresented communities to employment sectors under the STEAM rubric. Guided by the Museum’s Teen Programs Manager, a dedicated part-time STEAM Coordinator, and MFA professionals across departments, this program is a pathway for students from the MFA’s existing Teen Arts Council to continue their MFA involvement and education with a deeper, more curriculum-based focus through experiential learning projects and pre-professional exposure. ILI is assisting the MFA in understanding the impact of this program, not only on the youth themselves but also within the community and on the MFA staff.

Project Team: Monae Verbeke Ph.DJudith Koke