S.T.E.A.M. Summer Program
Does your child enjoy working in a team to solve problems, using technology for brainstorming and documenting ideas, or participating in friendly engineering-based challenges?
Then the Door Creek Northside Madison STEAM Club is the perfect fit!
Please join fellow students and our team of volunteers as we explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in an exciting summer STEAM program.
We will meet Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning June 21, 2022 and ending August 12th, 2022 (8 weeks) from 9:00 am – Noon (Breakfast and Lunch included).
Our field trip on Friday August 5th will be an all day trip as we will be traveling to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois.
Blackhawk Middle School was blessed to partner with Door Creek Church through the Door of Hope program. They consistently invested time, resources and prayers for myself, our staff, students, and the community during my time as principal at Blackhawk. Door Creek church served as a key partnership for our school and community with regards to modeling servant leadership and providing opportunities for our students, families and staff that went above and beyond the means of many of our students and families. Black Hawk will forever be grateful for Door Creek Church and Door of Hope!
- Jamie Sims, Former principal, Blackhawk Middle School
The Door of Hope Center is passionate about helping kids and families flourish! The after-school STEAM program provides a positive environment for learning and educational development. This program helps give students the freedom and the confidence to dream big while equipping them with the tools for future success.
The STEAM program serves area students from surrounding public schools and exposes them to STEAM-related concepts, which may help interested students to pursue an education and career in a STEAM field. It helps to bridge the ethnic and gender opportunity gap often found in STEAM fields.
Learning opportunities outside the regular school day help children see that programs such as STEAM are more than a class to finish, but are activities with real-life implications. Students are taught to pull together the concepts presented in school and to see their relevance and how they can benefit the community and the world as a whole.
Benefits of STEAM
STEAM after-school programs can double the time some students have to question, tinker, learn and explore. More frequent participation in after-school STEAM programs is correlated with greater STEAM interest and higher scores on assessments.
Excite and Sustain
Engaging students in hands-on, real-world projects, this STEAM after-school program offers an innovative opportunity for students to practice STEAM skills in an informal environment.
Opportunity For All
The wealthiest 20 percent of families spend almost seven times more on enrichment activities outside school for their children than do the poorest 20 percent. STEAM programs help to close this opportunity gap by offering engaging learning programs to a diverse range of students.