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Our Impact

The Future City Competition engages more than 40,000 middle school students each year throughout the United States and abroad. Students repeatedly report that the program increases their motivation and excitement about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). In addition, students and teachers report a marked improvement in students’ 21st Century skills.

Interactive Map Underserved Communities Student Outcomes 21st Century Skills

Interactive MapTOP

Check out the map below to find out where teams are located throughout the world. If you want to be on this list, make sure you register for the competition!

 

Underserved CommunitiesTOP

Future City challenges students to tackle authentic, real-world problems and is accessible to every student, from the exceptional child to the gifted and talented. Female students, minority students, and low-income students from Title I schools all participate at record levels.

girls
201649%
46%2015
minority students
201630%
30%2015
title I schools
201633%
31%2015

Student OutcomesTOP

In 2015-2016 the Concord Evaluation Group completed an independent evaluation of the program, and documented the impressive learning outcomes happening throughout the country. Don’t take our word for it, see some of the results below.

Students Apply Math and Science to Real World Problems

86%

of educators reported that their students learned how to use engineering to solve real-world problems.

85%

of students reported that Future City helped them see math and science are important to their future.

Students Discover Engineering

68%

can see themselves becoming engineers.

69%

want to keep doing more engineering activities or clubs.

Students Learn How Their Communities Work and Become More Informed Citizens

89%

reported that Future City helped them to appreciate all of the engineering that goes into a city.

73%

reported that Future City made them more aware of civics issues like politics and taxes.

Students Drive Future City

85%

of student teams reported that because of Future City, they are comfortable working in a self-directed manner.

88%

said Future City taught them that they could create something on their own - without the direction of an adult.

Future City Delivers on its Promise of Building 21st Century SkillsTOP

 

Percentage of educators and parents who reported improvement in students’ skills.

teamwork public speaking project management writing + research problem solving
educators 94% 89% 79% 85% 90%
mentors 94% 92% 77% 86% 84%
parents 94% 85% 81% 88% 92%