Men's bow coxed for pictured from the bow. Coxswain seen wearing sunglasses. Men's backs seen as they are mid-stroke.

STEM to Stern

Our STEM to Stern program offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity in Sarasota County.

STEM to Stern combines STEM education, transportation, food security, swimming, and rowing to those who may not traditionally be exposed to the sport.  This program is designed for those kid and families in our community and that demonstrate financial need and are looking for an incredible experience and growth opportunity.

This minimal to no-cost program is designed for primarily 8th grade middle schoolers, with current opportunities available for 7th and 9th graders. We offer scholarship opportunities for participation beyond our STEM to Stern programming.

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Tailored for an 8th grade student. Opportunities available for 7th-9th.


3:45p-6:15pm Monday and Thursday.  Every other Saturday is 645a-1p.  Two seasons/year. More details upon registration.


Practices are at Blackburn Point Park & Scullers Club House 


Our program has been generously sponsored for the 2021 season. Maximum fee for the year is $120 for a middle school rower.

How to Join

Email us with questions and interest! or call us at 966-2244

Sarasota Scullers is partners with STEM to Stern, a nationwide 501(c)(3) organization, designed to eliminate barriers to participation in rowing and STEM education.  Many students face barriers entering or participating in the sport. STEM to Stern addresses many of these barriers through local and national partnerships to ensure that all students are able to participate on rowing teams, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or address.

In addition to rowing, we provide our participants with high quality STEM education, swim lessons, nutrition, transportation and more. STEM activities excite and engage students and develop critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

STEM to Stern is part of our commitment to developing the Whole Rower. We are always working to create a stronger, more inclusive club that serves and represents our entire community.  For more information about STEM to Stern, please see their website: