Summer for STEAM

SUPPORT THE SUMMER FOR STEAM

 
We are asking members to help us raise funds to educate children at our SACC sites with powerful hands-on learning tools that use the latest technologies. Our goal is to supply our 8 locations in Rutherford, Carlstadt, Maywood, and Moonachie with new tablets and the software to build our STEAM programs.
 
Why STEAM?
  • Skills and knowledge in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) are of vital importance and are necessary abilities in today’s tech-centric world.
  • After School STEAM engages students in hands-on, real-world projects that offer innovative ways to practice STEAM skills in an informal space. This makes STEAM more accessible, more interesting, and helps build fluency.
  • Educating children on STEAM concepts has become a large focus in our school systems over the past few years, but many schools do not have the proper resources that allow children to explore these concepts in a fun, interactive manner.
  • Children spend less than 20% of their waking hours in school. After School STEAM can double the amount of time some students have to question, tinker, learn, and explore STEAM topics and careers.
  • High-quality After School STEAM cultivates interest, builds real STEAM skills, and helps students connect STEAM to their lives and future job aspirations.

GIVE WHAT YOU CAN TODAY

SUMMER FOR STEAM DONATION PAGE

WONDER WORKSHOP DASH – CODING ROBOT FOR KIDS 6+

We are raising funds for the Wonder Workshop Dash, which helps kids learn to code and so much more!

Kids can give Dash Robot voice commands and explore loops, events, conditions, and sequences with the five free apps that come with Dash Robot. 

  • LEARN: Dash robot offers an open-ended learning platform that makes tech knowledge simple and accessible, helping kids grow into confident creative architects.
  • COLLABORATE: Wonder League is an encouraging and challenging community where kids can share ideas and build confidence. Wonder Workshop’s Robotics Competitions provides opportunities for kids to work together, helping everyone learn and evolve.
  • GROW: Extend the possibilities even further with Sketch Kit, Building Block Connectors, and more from Wonder Workshop. Playtime- Up to 5 hours. Standby Time- Up to 30 days. Charging- via Micro USB. Connectivity-Bluetooth Smart 4 / LE
  • SCHOOLS: Dash is used in over 20, 000 schools today and expanding rapidly.

DASH HELPS KIDS LEARN TO CODE

The coding skills kids learn while playing with Dash will help them as they prepare for middle and high school while also helping to develop their critical thinking skills today. This award-winning* robot is packed with technology and is full of interactive surprises for kids ages 6+. These robots have won dozens of toy and educational awards and are being used in over 20,000 classrooms worldwide. Teachers love them as much as the kids do. They are actually so engaging, even parents find themselves unable to resist putting Dash and Cue through their paces.

Dash robot is perfect for use in a classroom or at home with family and friends, letting kids work solo or come together for group coding projects. Dash is the perfect gift for today’s kids. Dash is extremely entertaining and come with hours of interactive challenges and 5 free apps for endless hours of fun.

Wonder Workshop robots have won several awards listed in the chart below (Tom's Hardware - 2018, Parent's Choice - 2016, Oppenhiem - 2016, Dr.Toy - 2015, Codie SIIA Finalist - 2017)