Tewatohnhi’saktha launches S.T.E.A.M. Camp for Youth
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kahnawà:ke (Ohiarihkó:wa/July 10, 2023)
Tewatohnhi’saktha launches its first S.T.E.A.M Camp for Youth (STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) aged 12 to 14 years old with funding in part from Des Cultures Renewable Energy. S.T.E.A.M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The Up & Atom Science camp is the first of four-sessions that will run subsequently until summer 2026, and possibly longer. The overall objective of this initiative is to encourage and better prepare Kahnawà:ke’s youth in achieving greater participation and success in the S.T.E.A.M. fields in academia and the labour market.
This one-week camp introduces youth to different S.T.E.A.M. related careers in and around the community. The camp will include fun day trips to expose youth to the field of S.T.E.A.M.
“It’s an exciting initiative, that will hopefully result in more Kahnawà:ke youth going into STEAM related careers! This is only the first session, each year we’ll build and grow, creating opportunities for youth to explore the field of S.T.E.A.M.” says Emily Rice, Workforce Development Counseling Services Manager, who is overseeing the project.
“It is a great honor to be part of this youth educational project! The seed of the S.T.E.A.M. Camp project was planted as early as 2018, at the birth of the Des Cultures Renewable Energy Partnership. And here we stand, 5 years later, assisting at the birth of this seed as one of many examples of our solid, collaborative and long term relationship.” said Jean Roy, President, Des Cultures Renewable Energy.
The Up & Atom Science camp will run August 7th to August 11th, 2023, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. We have limited spots available for those aged 12 to 14 years old. Participants can register online up to July 21st, 2023, at 4:00pm, or until spaces are filled.
|Emily Rice||Allison Jacobs|
|Workforce Development Counseling Services Manager||Marketing & Tourism Manager|