The SMILE Program

We aim to increase the number of underrepresented and educationally under-served students who graduate high school well-prepared to enter higher education and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

SMILE is a statewide after-school STEM program for 4th-12th graders, focusing on creative problem-solving and promoting higher education for underrepresented students. The initiative offers professional development for Rhode Island teachers and hosts community events like Family Science Nights. Students are also granted the opportunity to collaborate with University of Rhode Island mentors on annual projects and contribute to global stewardship efforts.

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