Our Impact



The Future City Competition engages more than 45,000 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.

Underserved Communities Student Outcomes 21st Century Skills

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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.

minority students
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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


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


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

Students Discover Engineering


can see themselves becoming engineers.


want to keep doing more engineering activities or clubs.

Students Learn How Their Communities Work and Become More Informed Citizens


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


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

Students Drive Future City


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


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%


Read the full evaluation reports from Concord Evaluation Group for both 2015-2016 and 2019-2020 evaluation reports on InformalScience.org

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