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Our country needs more STEM professionals to meet our economic and security needs. Our children need a vision for their future that challenges them and encourages them to do their best in school. Our Club is addressing both of those needs through our new STEM education program.

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym representing the blending of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the school curriculum and in the work force. It represents a dynamic approach to education that involves project based, hands-on learning activities and classes. At Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County, we use the approach developed by Dr. Corky Graham at LET’S GO Boys and Girls that seeks to inspire youth to enjoy science and math from an early age as they develop their interest and skills in STEM areas.

 

How Can My Child Participate?

Science and math are some of the toughest parts of the school curriculum. We are working to provide the support and enriched educational activities that will help your child succeed in school and explore the possibility of a career as a scientist or engineer. And don’t forget—you are the most important part of your child’s education. You are always welcome to participate in any of our activities.

How can I support the program?

We need you! Community support is vital to the success of our program As a volunteer with the Boys & Girls Clubs, you have the opportunity to develop relationships with our Club members where you share your knowledge and expertise in technical fields while growing in your own understanding of youth development work.

Funding for the STEM program is provided by the generous donations of local businesses and foundations and is essential to continuing the work in the Clubs. Donations of equipment and supplies also make many STEM activities possible and are always appreciated.

Many thanks to our community sponsors for the 2013-2014 School Year:

Gold Sponsor: Cargill Salt, BGE

Supporting Sponsor: Battelle, SURVICE Engineering Company, Mitre, Smith’s Detection, Motile Robotics, Inc., Young AFCEA and Raytheon.