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Sep 26, 2018

Boys & Girls Club-St Charles MO - STEAMbotics Acad

The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County continues to interest its members to participate in STEAMbotics Academy.  This program teaches the valuable information needed to stimulate the desire in our young children to learn about the world of STEAM and exactly how it is going to be a large component in their future employment.  The children have learned to build and compete in Robotic competition as well as doing research, making a presentation, dismantling and rebuilding a robot in a timed environment all while journaling their accomplishments.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County Robotic program is available to multiple age levels enabling competition to be age appropriate.  The Club members are always eager to advance to a new and unconstructed robot enabling them to continue to work as a team by sharing their thoughts and energy on the best and most constructive way to be successful.  The teams continue to compete when possible and with time permitting.  Many of the Club’s members are not exposed to the STEAM programs in their school due to time and space constraints.  The Boys & Girls Club does seize the opportunity to fill this gap.  We are well aware that in the future over 80% of all employment positions will be STEAM related and we want our children to be aware and prepared to advance into that world and look forward to a bright and gainful future. 

Jul 25, 2018

Elininate school drop out - Encourage Learning

Graduation Day in the Reading Program
Graduation Day in the Reading Program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County is helping families prepare their children for the 2018/2019 School Session.  The Clubs helps children fill their book bag with the necessary items for their classroom activities.  It is noted that an unprepared child is a distracted child. 

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County participate in the After School Educational Programs offered at the Club.  It is the desire of the Boys & Girls Club that all children will realize academic success.  Academic success can be achieved by classroom participation and willingness to learn. 

The Reading Program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County plays a big part in the children’s ability read fluently, comprehend what they read and demonstrate in increase in their vocabulary usage.

Through the 2017/2018 school year and by the results of pre and post testing, the Boys & Girls Club Reading Program produced sizeable and quantifiable results for participating members.  The average Club member showed an increase of 1.74 grade levels.  A child who is reading at their grade level will demonstrate a desire to learn and exhibit an eagerness to remain in school as they engage in classroom activities.  It is duly noted that when a child is unprepared for daily classroom activities, they will become disruptive and present distractions for the teachers as well as other students.  Through the Education Programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County, children are assisted with their homework by staff or volunteers on a daily basis to assure them that they are ready to participate in the next day classroom activities as they look forward to remaining in school and graduation.       

Jun 25, 2018

Boys & Girls Club-St Charles MO - STEAMbotics Acad

STEM Water Project
STEM Water Project

The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County (BGCSTC) is committed to closing the opportunity gap in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics with innovative and creative programs, activity ideas and resources for the youth we serve.  After-school and summer learning environments provide unique opportunities to advance STEAM knowledge and increase interest in STEAM-related careers.  Many of the BGCSTC members will not be exposed to the STEAM process without BGCSTC help.  There is little or no opportunity for them to invest in the needed experiences to develop the desire to pursue a STEAM career.  Using a cross-displinary approach that channels young people's natural curosity the BGCSTC's STEAM program will empower youth to create new solutions to real-world challenges.  This project-based approach developes critical thinking, problem solving and other 21st century skills that will become imperative to realize success in the STEAM workforce and beyond.  By having our members participate in these activities they will become better prepared for a gainful future in the STEAM related workforce that has become the leading sector in job related activities.  Thank you for being a part of this successful endavor.   

Water project layout for competition and practice
Water project layout for competition and practice
Working with programmed robots.
Working with programmed robots.
 
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