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Check Presented to Support S.T.E.A.M.
Post Date:05/03/2019 1:00 PM
The Meridian Township Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) presented a $2,000 check to tinkrLAB S.T.E.A.M. Learning Centers to allow Haslett and Okemos students the financial capability to attend S.T.E.A.M. Educational Summer Camps.
At the May 3, 2019 MEDC meeting, tinkrLAB presented the S.T.E.A.M. Education Camps Program and sponsorship opportunity. Sponsorship supports S.T.E.A.M. education by providing scholarships to students who want to attend and could use help with costs. Eight students from Haslett and 11 students from Okemos have been nominated to receive scholarship monies to attend camp.
“Having the support from the MEDC is huge for not only us, but for the families and the kids this sponsorship will help,” said tinkrLAB Owner Melissa Rabideau. “S.T.E.A.M. programming is so important for kids to be exposed to and gives them hands-on discovery based learning which can lead to entrepreneurial endeavors which we are excited to support.”
tinkrCAMP has offered a fun experience for the past four years for many under-served students because of scholarships provided by people and companies which support S.T.E.A.M. education.
“The MEDC was proud to support businesses who offer educational opportunities for students,” said Jade Sims, MEDC Chair. “Part of the MEDC's mission is to help in creating an entrepreneurial culture and to help build public-private partnerships including engaging with the local school districts to offer entrepreneurial opportunities.”
tinkrCAMP provides an opportunity for students to learn important skills in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.).
The MEDC reviews donations on a case-by-case basis.