CT STEM Academy and Family STEM Nights and Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) are a Top 10 National Finalist for a Mobile Beacon $10,000 Youth Development Grant.
Mobile Beacon has selected us to compete for $10K, 10 Laptops and 10 Mobile Hotspots!
The Spanish Community of Wallingford, and its STEM partner CT STEM Academy, strive to cultivate innovative enrichment programs targeted for students interested in deepening their knowledge of STEM concepts, placing a special emphasis on gender equity, cultural diversity, and direct family involvement. This partnership, founded in 2011 through a NASA Summer of Innovation Grant, has served over 10,000 students, hundreds of families, and over seventy-five schools and community organizations throughout Connecticut.
With these funds, we will be providing COVID-19 crisis response to vulnerable and underserved populations, as well as communities of color, in the Wallingford area and its surrounding towns. With your support we will be able to maintain our high level of programming and participation, cover all enrollment costs, and take the financial stress off families as we strive to not only provide programming, but assist families and students with social emotional support through programming that is in-person, hybrid, or fully online, pending COVID-19 restrictions. Our programs will be designed to pivot as needed to meet the needs of all communities, regardless of economic circumstances, as we try to maintain a sense of normalcy for youth affected by this pandemic.
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Voters will have until Feb. 16, at 8 a.m. EST to vote until the voting period concludes and the winner is announced on Feb. 22.
Please vote daily by visiting https://www.mobilebeacon.org/mb-moments/?contest=photo-detail&photo_id=174