SAfG aims to keep kids engaged in STEM subjects through fun, hands-on programs that instill inventiveness and intuition while connecting those invaluable qualities to the science and math lessons learned in the classroom. Our classes prioritize learning practical skills and applying them creatively. We want students to not only understand content, but also have tools for applying that understanding using certain habits of mind that are cultivated in the "doing" of science. Our teachers use the "6 C's of Being a Scientist" framework to guide each class: Curious, Creative, Confident, Collaborative, Committed and Changemaker. These characteristics are key anchors for teachers to reference students back to when approaching projects and support explicit instruction around these practices.