$25,000 grant helps non-profit teach STEM over summer, in RCSD schools

A local non-profit will soon be able to expand its STEM-based curriculum, thanks to a $25,000 New York state grant (WHAM photo)

Pittsford, N.Y. (WHAM) - A local non-profit will soon be able to expand its STEM-based curriculum, thanks to a $25,000 New York state grant.

Earthworks will now be able to to give up to ten children a five-day summer camp experience this week.

The organization works with Allendale-Columbia Schools and the Summer LEAP program to help Rochester City School District students who want to attend the Center For Youth's camp.

With the funding, Earthworks will be able to continue its students, science and civic engagement program for a full school year at the World of Inquiry School.

"By creating an environment for emotional and intellectual growth, our young people are more self-aware, equipped to think critically, and add valuable contributions to our society," said Lindsay Cray, executive director of the Earthworks Institute.

Earthworks will use the money to provide transportation to college visits, job shadowing and real-world experience in STEM fields.

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