Put a Spring in your Step with STEM From Dance!: Spring 2016

Put a Spring in your Step with STEM From Dance!: Spring 2016



In our eNewsletter, we like to share student stories and testimonials, and this season’s comes from Tamia, one of our students at Girls Prep in the South Bronx. We asked her a few questions about her experiences with STEM From Dance. Here were some of her answers:

Q: What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from STEM From Dance so far?
“I learned to be confident in my dances and not be too scared of my audience. One of my favorite moments was when we got to perform for the teachers. I am usually shy but my instructors gave me advice that actually helped me stay calm. ”

Q: What did you think of coding when you started? How has that changed since being in STEM From Dance?
“When I first thought of coding I thought it was extremely boring but after attending STEM From Dance it was actually very fun!”

Q: What is your favorite part of STEM From Dance?
“My favorite part of STEM From Dance is that we get to choose our moves with the help of another dancer, and we learn stuff like coding which could actually help you later in life if you want to be something that involves science, technology, engineering, or math.”

Q: Would you recommend STEM From Dance to other girls at your school or other schools? If so, what would you say to them about the program? 
“I would definitely recommend STEM From Dance to other girls both in schools and out of schools.If I had to describe the program I would say it is free, fun, and inspirational.”

We want to thank Tamia for being willing to share her experience with us and congratulate her on her wonderful work with STEM From Dance. If you want to check out what she and her class have been doing, check out the bottom of this email for performance dates for Girls Prep and other partner schools.


STEM From Dance wants to thank the Pinkerton Foundation!

STEM From Dance is one of the grateful recipients of a grant from the Pinkerton Foundation! Thank you for making sure that we can continue to bring the joys of coding and dance to girls across New York City!

STEM From Dance’s founder, Yamilee Toussaint, was featured in February’s Essence Magazine as one of their favorite upcoming young African American women as a part of their Black History Month special edition. Check it out below!

STEM From Dance was also featured in a US News & World Report article!
Check out what they had to say about us in their article Engineering is Fundamental for Our Kids”

Hello, Harlem!
STEM From Dance is excited to announce our new partnership with Success Academy Harlem Central, where we will be piloting our program this spring! We can’t wait to see what talents these girls have to show us.

Know of Schools Who Want STEM From Dance?
If you know of a school who might be interested in bringing in STEM From Dance, have a representative of the school fill out this form! We would love to hear from them!

Pre-Registration for Summer Intensive
The end of the school year is approaching, but that doesn’t mean our work is done. Do you know of any girls who is interested in participating in SFD’s 2-week Summer Intensive? Have her parent pre-register by May 27th by following this link!

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