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Turn up the STEAM in Oakland

$2,925 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 5 months
Support youth arts and science learning today! 

The Junior Center of Art & Science is currently ramping up efforts to Turn Up the STEAM in Oakland!  This expansion project is designed to address the educational needs of Oakland youth and surrounding communities through a unique hands-on, integrated 21st Century STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) learning experience.  

This project allows us to create and deliver new programs at our Center on Lake Merritt and throughout Oakland and the greater East Bay Area including:

STEAM after-school program: Hands-on, project-based learning experiences that focus on CA Visual and Performing Arts Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.  These programs will take place on-site and in school and community sites throughout Oakland and beyond.  Our offerings include robotics, claymation and animation, photo and video, and more.

STEAM Youth Makerspace: A collaborative workspace where arts and science thinking intersect in an environment that promotes creativity and critical thinking through hands on activities.  Our unique youth space includes a LEGO lounge, creation station and tinker table.

STEAM Family workshops and classes: These intergenerational learning experiences will support families in leveraging arts, science, and digital media learning at home.  Fun will be had by the whole family with hands on activities and exercises.

Your gift will help us reach over 7,000 young people and their families.

 $2,500  Supports an 8-week residency in 1 Oakland classroom of 30 students.

$1,500   Supports up to 10 schools to visit the Center.  Students encounter STEAM learning with one of our practicing, professional educators.

$500  Helps fund the technology and tools needed to keep our Makerspace running including: materials, technological tools, art supplies, etc.

$210  Funds a family to participate in our sliding scale fee model at just $50.00.

$50  Admits up to 10 visitors to experience our interactive learning spaces including our brand new youth Makerspace!

Any gift allows us to make an impact; we hope you'll make a difference and donate today.

On behalf of the children and families we reach year, we thank you for your generosity!

Junior Center Youth Makerspace, Makerstation

Learn more about the Junior Center and our programs  here.
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$2,925 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 5 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Junior Center of Art & Science
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