Nov. 6, 2019
Students in the 21st Century iClass After School program are engaging in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities thanks to a partnership with Empact Solutions of St. Petersburg, Achieving Engineering Driven Innovation, Community Development and Training Center, and the district. Together they worked to bring the Super Sprockets STEM club to Melrose, Maximo, and Campbell Park Elementary schools through a grant whose project name is Tipping Point STEM-ulating an Urban Arising.
One day a week, and for eight weeks, Douglas L. Jamerson, Jr. Elementary School husband and wife science teachers Rafael and Amber Robinson work with students in the 21st Century After School program. The students learn the STEM language, the process of conducting experiments, and they build things.
“We love this partnership because it exposes students to STEM concepts and promotes hands-on learning,” said Dr. Valerie Brimm, the district’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, Family and Community Relations director.
21st Century iClass is an academic after school program that enhances and reinforces academic lessons through homework support, STEM activities, dance and martial arts classes, as well as health and fitness activities. The students are in third, fourth and fifth grades.
Below are pictures of students in the Melrose Elementary 21st Centruy iClass After School program.