Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington soft opens the MY STEAM (Mentoring Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Learning Lab that is attached to their office in Olympia this month.
“This has been in the works for two years,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO, Jeff Engle. “We are pleased to host our first summer program in two weeks and complete a build out of the lab which is scheduled to finish in the fall. A special thanks to our community partners, Drew Phillips of Forma Construction, Tom Rieger of Thomas Architecture Studios, Adam Miranda of Diamond Technology Innovations, Bill Clem of CMIT Solutions, The Employees Community Fund of Boeing, The Jernigan Foundation and Gateway Rotary.”
The Summer STEAM Camp will run July 15 to July 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 2424 Heritage Court SW, #302, Olympia, WA 98502. The cost is $180 per child and is open to the public, not just those enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.
“We are excited to try out the new lab space and resources,” said Jenny Konwinski, MY STEAM Learning Lab Coordinator. “Youth will have the chance to learn about coding, robotics, and drones while also being given the opportunity to get their hands dirty at a local farm.”
After this initial camp, Big Brothers Big Sisters plans to host on-going STEAM focused workshops and after school activities in the MY STEAM Learning Lab.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
We serve children and youth ages 6-18 years old in the region of Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Pacific, and Grays Harbor counties. We are one of the only evidence-based, volunteer supported organizations that does not charge a fee to the children or families that we serve.