With the approaching end of school year, many afterschool programs are also coming to an end. In recognition of the student’s hard work, one of L+M’s grantees BronxWorks, recently celebrated with a showcase for students to present their work on STEAM-related topics of their choice.
One June 1, 2018, more than 75 students gathered to present their research to family and friends. Students worked on their research projects over seven weeks integrating both their school curriculum and skills learned over the course of the year. Groups of students aged 5-11 presented on various topics including music, anatomy, astronomy and mathematics.
Throughout the year, the organization has coordinated programming around STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) culminating in final project presentation at the end of the year. This was the first STEAM event for the nonprofit’s afterschool program which included children from two L+M-sponsored after school programs.
BronxWorks coordinates various programs throughout the South Bronx including operating afterschool within a L+M property, Bronxchester Houses, for the last three years. Education and youth development are large part of the foundation of our Community Investment work. STEAM-focused education is especially critical to secure life outcoumes and success for youth in an increasingly technologically advanced and science-reliant workforce.