With Cochise County students out of school on Fridays, Huachuca City Library wanted to offer more resources to keep children engaged and inspired. In order to do so, they partnered with AZ Rural Activation & Innovation Network (RAIN) to get funding for STEAM Fridays.
How did they do it?
The Library now offers the opportunity to tinker, build, or do other cool STEAM activities for students ages 6-15. Every Friday from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, the Huachuca City Library provides STEAM programs and projects to the students who attend. This is an ongoing project that allows students in Huachuca City (with a population of 1,853) to experience science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics in a multitude of different ways. It also provides educational resources for students in a County where school is out on Fridays, allowing them more exposure in the STEAM fields.
What was the impact?
Over 45 students have already attended the event, and they hope to see more as the program continues. This means over 45 children have been impacted and involved in the STEAM world when they wouldn’t have otherwise. Great work Huachuca City Library!
The Arizona Rural Activation and Innovation Network (RAIN) is funded by the National Science Foundation to oversee grant funding for informal STEM education projects in four rural Arizona communities: Cochise County, Graham and Greenlee County, the Verde Valley, and the Navapache/White Mountains region. RAIN acts as a resource for best practices in informal STEM program development and works to highlight effective STEM programs, employers and organizations across the state of Arizona. Interested in applying for a grant? Visit our website today and learn more about the opportunities in your community.