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Gateway Technical College & Snap-on Put on STEM Camp for BGCK Members

 

Kenosha, WI – June 20, 2017 – Gateway Technical College and Snap-on will put on summer STEM Camps for the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha members for the fifth straight year. Select camps are available for 3rd – 5th grade students and 6th – 8th graders.

The following four camps will take place during the summer of 2017 on Gateway campuses:

  • June 26 – 30: Biology Superheros & Superhero Biology
  • July 17 – 21: Solar Power
  • July 31 – August 4: Trees, Bees & The Environment
  • August 7 – 11: Exploring Engineering

Camps will take place from 1 – 4pm daily and transportation will be provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha. Camps are open to all current BGCK members in the appropriate grades.

Snap-on proudly supports the community where our associates live and work. “We believe by reaching out and partnering with organizations and programs like the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha STEM Camp, we can make a difference to improve the quality of lives of young people,” said Terri Wruck, Manager, Snap-on Charitable Contributions. “We are pleased that the kids can get excited about science, engineering, technology and math by doing fun, hands-on activities at a college campus.”

Stephanie Sklba, Vice President, Community and Government Relations, from Gateway Technical College is thrilled to be able to bring this program to Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha members. “We look forward each year to having the kids at the college. The STEM camps done in partnership with Snap-on and the Boys and Girls Club offer many opportunities for the kids to explore different subject areas in ways they may not have before,” said Sklba. “It is always great to see how excited the kids are to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math in a hands-on learning environment. The faculty and staff really enjoy being able to share the many resources we have on our campuses with the kids.”

For more information on STEM Camp or to register, call 262-653-7325.

The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a youth guidance organization dedicated to promoting health, social, educational, vocational, cultural, character and leadership development. The club helps youth improve their lives by building skills, values and self-esteem. Celebrating 25 years serving youth in Kenosha, the club has launched the “$25 for 25 more years” campaign, with proceeds from the fundraiser going to support expansion of free transportation to three additional elementary schools. Those interested in making a donation can visit www.BGCK25for25.org.