Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula teams up with Challenger Learning Center of Alaska
Score one for STEM enrichment!
Kenai, Alaska- The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska is excited to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula to deliver STEM enrichment during the 2013-2014 school year. Students will engineer moon buggies, construct rockets, explore what it takes to live in space and much more! The culminating event of each session is a simulated space mission on-site at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.
“We are very excited to be delivering programming offsite at Mountain View Elementary, Nikiski North Star Elementary and Nikiski Middle and High School. This is a great opportunity to reach students who may not otherwise be able to participate in this type of enrichment.” states Chantelle Rose, CLCA’s Director of Educational Operations.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula is one of four recipients of the CCLC grants this year with the noble mission, “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens”.
The purpose of the Alaska 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program is to provide competitive grants to organizations that are working in partnership within their community and schools to provide expanded learning and enrichment opportunities for children and their families outside of the regular school hours. The program is designed to target funds to high-need communities that have low achieving students and high rates of poverty but lack the resources to establish after school centers.
Challenger Learning Center of Alaska is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in operation since April 2000. CLCA was created to meet the educational needs of students throughout Alaska; providing a vital and valuable educational resource for our state and is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence. CLCA is in a unique position to be the leading resource in STEM education for Alaska. For nearly 13 years, CLCA has increased awareness of STEM and inspired over 80,000 Alaskans to develop interest in STEM fields through simulated missions, workshops, custom programming, distance based learning and outreach. Programs also include inventive and engaging methods to strengthen workplaces by offering communication and team-building activities. Along with the most recent expansion of services includes critical lifesaving training for community and industry in the survival sciences.