In today’s world, STEM (the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) has become a top priority in Education. Research has shown that the out-of-school environment, after school and during the summer, can play a critical role in advancing STEM knowledge in children of all backgrounds and of all ages. As in most things, a student’s ability to succeed in school is directly related to their level of confidence and degree of interest. During afterschool STEM programs at our Club, our kids are given a safe place to try, to fail, and to persevere. In this way, we are able to support our schools, while directly helping our kids to succeed.
The Technology Center at Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club offers a variety of daily activities and programs designed to develop members’ skills and knowledge in computer use and other technology. Our Technology Staff provides our youth with access to the latest developments to prepare them for the ever-changing technological world. Our Technology Programs focus on teaching the skills our members need to succeed at school and in the workforce through targeted, fun and engaging lessons.
If you have any question about our Technology programs, please contact Carlos Pumar, Director of Education,
at 516-676-1460 Ext. 20 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WISEngineering STEM Club
In a program coordinated with Hofstra University, our middle schoolers are participating in projects that require the collection, evaluation and synthesis of data in order to formulate conclusions. The goal for our members is to gain an understanding of the scientific process and to see its direct application to practical problem solving.