Summer is approaching fast and we can’t wait. For all the artsy students out there—and parents — looking for a summer program where students can experience various art forms in a safe, air-conditioned learning environment, then you’re going to want to take a look at this.
The Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant invites any and all art-focused students to take part in PAEP’s After School STEAM Summer Camp. From June 28 through August 14, it’s a program dedicated to all Philadelphia-area students entering fifth through eighth-grade in the fall.
What is this program about?
The STEAM Enrichment Summer Program offers free learning experiences that provide top-notch free education programming for all students with a passion for creative and performing arts.
This program supports grade-level academic curriculum in science, technology, engineering and math through engaging art experiences.
“In summer, it’s especially important for students to have a venue for expression.”
Students who participate in this innovative summer program will receive free breakfast and lunch through the School District of Philadelphia’s Food Service Department, participate in athletics and experience learning through visual arts, music, dance and theater. It’s a well-rounded learning experience that you won’t normally find in standard curriculums.
Summer programs like this are meant to strengthen students’ attitudes toward education by inspiring them to engage in their education, rather than simply sit at their desks and listen to lectures. By actively participating in STEAM, students get to experience education like never before.
“[The students] learn about themselves, and when they learn about themselves, they are more apt to do well in their academic subjects,” says program instructor and visual artist John Abner.
Dance instructor Kalia Mullen adds, “In summer, it’s especially important for students to have a venue for expression.”
So how can your child enroll in this awesome summer camp? STEAM will be active at:
- Woodrow Wilson Middle School, 1800 Cottman Ave.
- Grover Washington, Jr. Middle School, 201 E. Olney Ave.
- James G Baine School, 3001 W. Berks St.
Simply click on one of the links where your student would like to attend. Email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child is entering fifth through eighth grade in the fall, and you want them to experience a safe, well-rounded, engaging learning experience like no other, enroll in this wonderful summer program. It’s one learning experience that they’ll never forget.