With support from the City’s Office of Children’s Affairs, Jacobs Engineering, and numerous other partners, Scholars Unlimited is piloting a new STEM-focused enrichment program: Next Generation City Builders.
Next Generation City Builders is being rolled out at three school sites — College View, Farrell B. Howell, and Whittier. Each day, the enrichment block features planning activities, design challenges, and hands-on STEM projects – all related to city planning and design. Students also will have opportunities to learn directly from city planners, architects, home builders, and a variety of engineers.
“We’re excited to be partnering with the City of Denver and Denver Public Schools to present the Next Generation City Builders program,” said Diana Romero Campbell, president of Scholars Unlimited. “The curriculum is educational and engaging. And it helps our scholars learn about ‘real-life’ applications of science, technology, engineering and math while they participate in really fun, hands-on/minds-on activities.
“We also are grateful to Jacobs and the many other funding partners who have contributed to this project. We are confident that through hands-on summer learning, more young students will become interested in STEM-related careers. So through their contributions, these companies are making an innovative program accessible to our diverse student population. And they’re also helping to develop Denver’s future work force.”
The Next Generation City Builders program is designed to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In the program, students explore STEM-related activities centered around the theme of planning, designing and building a great city.
Just a few days prior to the start of our 2018 summer learning program, the City invited partners, staff and students to a fun STEM day camp to announce the program:
⭐️Official launch of Denver’s Next Generation City Builders Program in partnership with the City & County of Denver, Scholars Unlimited, Denver Public Schools, Office of Children's Affairs, and leading partner, CH2M & Jacobs Engineering Group.#Denver #OCADenverCH2M Careers Denver 8 TV City and County of Denver Government
Posted by Office of Children's Affairs on Friday, June 8, 2018