|Upward Bound Math Science is a federallyfunded TRIO program, whose purpose is to prepare low-income and first-generation college bound students for success in higher education and to pursue degrees and careers in the STEM fields. The program serves 50 students, who are recruited from either one of three target high schools or one of five target neighborhoods. The high schools served are Brighton, Charlestown and Chelsea High. The target neighborhoods are Chelsea, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roxbury.|
|The Timothy Smith Network (TSN) is a member organization established to build the capacity of Greater Roxbury’s Timothy Smith Centers. The mission of the TSN is to increase the capacity of the Greater Roxbury community of Boston to effectively use and access technology by providing technology-related services, educational programs and resources as well as strengthening and supporting the individual Timothy Smith Centers. As of 2015 there are 29 active Timothy Smith Centers. Timothy Smith Centers provide comprehensive community-based technology education services to children, adults, families, adults, and senior citizens.|
|The Technovation Challenge is an after-school program where high school girls (ages 13-18) become inventors, designers, builders, and entrepreneurs of technology, rather than simply consumers. The applied, project-based computer science and entrepreneurship curriculum teaches girls life skills such as identifying a problem, designing and testing a solution, collaborating with a team, and communicating to different audiences while reinforcing the academic concepts of digital representation of information, algorithmic thinking and programming, and the societal impact of information and information technology.|
|Our year-round, after school and summer program for middle school students in Mission Hill/Roxbury integrates academic and enrichment programming to boost academic achievement, support science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) engagement, build social-emotional skills, and explore careers. Participants also have the opportunity to celebrate their culture and create positive relationships with adults.|
|The Castle Square Tenants Organization (CSTO) is a 501c3 non-profit that serves the needs of the residents of Castle Square Apartments, and the surrounding community. The Center at Castle Square is a state of the art, green facility that houses a variety of education, technology, and leadership programs, with the goal of preserving Castle Square Apartments as affordable housing by providing comprehensive programs and services that enable residents to improve their lives, and support a vibrant, healthy Castle Square Community.|
|The idea behind our Bootcamp is an audacious one: Take a small cohort of young people, who face more challenges than most, who have been hand-picked by our partners for their grit, and teach them fundamentals of web development so that they may have access to a real career.|
|Following a sports model, FIRST® Tech Challenge teams (10+ 7th-12th grade members) design, build, program, and operate robots of their own design to play a floor game in an alliance format. Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships.|
|Under strict rules, limited resources, and the guidance of volunteer mentors including engineers, teachers, business professionals, parents, alumni and more, teams of 25+ 9th-12th students have just six weeks to build and program robots to perform challenging tasks against a field of competitors. They must also raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and perform community outreach. In addition to learning valuable STEM and life skills, participants are eligible to apply for $25+ million in college scholarships.|
|Career Exploration, Leadership, & Life Skills (C.E.L.L.S.) is the youth development umbrella that houses a palette of semi-sequenced science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and leadership programs. Girls try on different STEM-related identities and are given the space to explore their own development through multiple pathways.|
|Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds. Black Girls CODE’s ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.|
Mission & Programs
Our mission is to educate, entertain and help develop healthy kids & teens. Emagination’s core Computer Camp Program balances technology learning with the activities and lifetime benefits of a traditional summer camp experience. Campers range in age from 8 to 17 and older campers may be invited to participate in a leadership program that offers continued personal development opportunities.
Emagination also offers three more academically oriented STEM programs for teens: Emagination Programming Camp where teens learn to program in C# and create applications for Windows; Emagination Minecraft Coding Camp where teens learn to code in Java while making original mods for the popular Minecraft game; and Emagination Game Design Camp where teens learn the video game design and development process as it is practiced in the industry.
645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, United States
2 concord ave, belmont, ma
210 Harvard St., Brookline, ma
50 osterville-west barnstable road, barnstable, ma
125 Wells Ave, Newton ma
333 nahanton st, newton ma
Empow Studios brings technology, arts, and play together to help young learners discover and build on their creative talents. We teach classes in programming, robotics, video game design, animation, design, audio engineering and other creative skills for the 21st century. What do you want to MAKE today?
Using the power of technology to promote positive development and learning for young children.
two weeks of half-day sessions at Tufts University during the summer K-3rd grade
$160-$185/per child/per session (3 sessions)
Research Internship in Science & Engineering at various universities
CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. There are three main programs within CyberPatriot: the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, AFA CyberCamps and the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.
Lab environment, tech/eng/robotics, design/exploration/experimentation/invention
U-Design offers a hands-on laboratory and workshop experience that gives young students the opportunity to learn about science and technology by engaging them in the real work of scientists and engineers: design, exploration, experimentation, and invention. Here, students are encouraged to come up with their own ideas and build their own way-cool inventions.
$425/1st session, $400/addl session, $100 reg fee