Last week Arizona Science Center’s STEM Community Programs Department facilitated an afterschool club at Phoenix Youth at Risk. Phoenix Youth at Risk is a non-profit organization that offers programs and mentoring to at-risk children, ages 5-15, helping build self-esteem and leadership skills. In collaboration with one of the Center’s STEM sponsors, Honeywell, STEM instructor Ron Ballard ran through various KEVA block activities relating to engineering. Several KEVA block challenges, including tall tower builds and ping-pong roller coasters, kept the kids engaged and we were very impressed by their innovative ideas. We are sure there are future architects and engineers among these Jr. Engineers!
Arizona Science Center’s STEM community programs promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics with fun hands-on activities outside the classroom. For more information about STEM Community Programs, visit us online or contact Tony Belpedio at 602-716-2000 ext. 223.
This post was written by our very own Caryn Rybarsyk. Our STEM Assistant Manager here at Arizona Science Center.