Special Programs

NAPE is the nation’s leading organization on issues of educational access, equity, and diversity. Our members share a belief that every student can achieve their dreams and NAPE provides a community of support, helping educators improve educational systems to make this happen.

Make the Future™, Connecting Girls to Manufacturing

NAPE’s Advanced Manufacturing Pathways project, Make the Future, Connecting Girls to Manufacturing, aims to increase the participation and retention of diverse females in STEM education and courses in the advanced manufacturing pathway.

InterMountain STEM (IM STEM)

IM STEM is a network of STEM educators and leaders across six states (CO, ID, NM, NV, UT, and WY) working to support STEM equity at key transition points (middle school to high school and high school to college).

Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA)

The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship is a multi-year, multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to assist innovative organizations around the country in developing robust youth apprenticeship programs that are scaled and replicated to serve students, employers and communities alike.

Educators Equity in STEM II

The NAPE Education Foundation has received funding through the National Science Foundation Advanced Technician Education (ATE) Program to implement Educators Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (EE-STEM) Academy Phase II to deliver a rigorous ATE Professional Development for Educators program to community college faculty in technician education programs and community college and high school faculty who teach gateway courses that feed into technician education programs.

PIPEline to Career Success for Students with Disabilities

This new adaptation of NAPE’s Program Improvement Process for Equity™, a proven, multi-year professional development and technical assistance program model, will bring diverse district-based teams together to research, analyze, and determine participation and performance gap root causes for students with disabilities in career pathways.