Partner with local or state governments to launch a targeted initiative, campaign, or proclamation around STEM learning pathways.
Try to determine who the key points of contact for STEM education are within your city, county, or state. How can you frame and communicate STEM PUSH and related work to them?
Balance formal and informal conversations.
Once you feel established in your relationships with PCSPs, higher education partners, and the STEM PUSH Network, begin scheduling briefings with state or federal policymakers and their staff. Prioritize meetings with those who have expressed a prior interest in education, equity, STEM, or workforce-based issues.
Don’t underestimate the power of informal conversations. Look for opportunities to connect briefly with policymakers and staff at other conferences, convenings, and events.