Posted on April 18, 2014 in Program Update
Happy spring-time! 🙂
The sunshine is coming out, flowers are starting to blossom, and it’s time for another update from STEM From Dance! This school year has brought inspiring learning and growth and we eagerly share these highlights with you.
Showcase and Video
In February, we held our first student showcase. We had an amazing turnout of 70 people – thank you to all our guests who made it such a special experience for our girls, some who performed for their very first time. Check out this must-see VIDEO RECAP and pictures below!
Launching a new site
We’re growing! Two weeks ago, we started an afterschool program at a new site in Brooklyn: the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women. It is exhilarating to extend our reach and work with another set of girls. When asked to use a word to describe how they felt after dancing on the first day, they exclaimed, “Strong! Powerful! Delightful! Better! Fun! Sassy!” We are bound to have a bodacious semester.
Our community center site is still in action – check out a few pictures below.
We are excited that STEM From Dance has been named one of Echoing Green’s 2014 Global Fellowship Semi-Finalists! This year, the Echoing Green Foundation received 2,726 applications for the 2014 Echoing Green Fellowships. Of these initial submissions, only the top 15% have been named Semifinalists. The 444 Semi-Finalists for Echoing Green Fellowships span the globe, with breakthrough ideas and the entrepreneurial drive to disrupt the status quo.
Bring your talents to SFD
We have quite an amazing set of volunteers, and we invite others to join in our efforts too! Interested in being a dance coach or STEM coach at our NYC sites? We would love to have you. Also, if you are interested in offering your skills/resources in another way, particularly if you have expertise in program evaluation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for staying engaged in our work! Stay posted for further updates, including info on our June showcase 🙂