Academic Year STEMulation Zones
STEMulating Saturdays is a monthly program designed to increase student participation in STEM activities through hands-on challenge based learning experiences. Students are split based on their current grade. Using the PEP (Present, Engage, Prepare) model, the focus is to position our students perform at least one grade level above current educational standards.
The K-3 program introduces our youth to Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM). In addition to preparing the K-3 students for future success in STEM. The program features interactive sessions with parents to give tips and techniques to integrate STEM learning into their daily lives.
The 4th - 6th grade program brings together engineering/science and entrepreneurship. The club is one of the first to be totally focused on the science that is the foundation of the every business. In this class, students’ will develop projects that can shape the culture. Participants will also learn how to build their own business from their programs and transform themselves from buyers into sellers.
The 7 th – 12 th grade program ensures that students have the foundation to succeed in college from the time the enter their freshman year of college up until their begin their academic, corporate or government careers. The STEM Ready curriculum focuses on integrating academic success along with hands-on research experiences. Students in this program will be responsible for creating solutions to real-world problems. They will learn how to look at existing problems, collect data and make qualitative recommendations on their findings. At the end of each class, students will be required to publish on their project.
Our after-school programs are designed for students to have informal experiences in STEM after their school day. We have after school programs at the following locations:
- South Avondale
- New Prospect Baptist Church
- Walnut Hills High School
Interested in an after-school program at your site or volunteering please contact us.
Our in-school experiences are STEAM labs built into the curriculum. Students are able to complete hands on activities and projects as part of their school day. We work hard to ensure we reinforce concepts that have been learned in the student’s math and science courses. We have STEAM labs at the following locations:
- Taft STEM Elementary School
- Martin Luther King Academy