The Northland Pioneer College worked to create a Kids College program to teach youth more about problem-solving and STEM.
Students ages 8-14 in the Navajo and Apache counties now have the opportunity to participate in Crack the Code. The program is run during the summer while the students are out of school and offers them resources in practice escape rooms. Breakout EDU is a gaming platform that brings escape room scenarios directly to people. All breakout games require participants to use critical-thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication. These games align with all the common core STEM curriculum in school.
This program has already seen over 200 students impacted where they rent out games to schools, libraries, youth groups, and home teaching groups in the area. The program is completely free and has a game rental system that gives youth access to these resources. This has had an untold impact on all the youth and their families in the area.
With RAIN funding, Northland Pioneer College has been able to purchase materials they needed for the Kids College Program. That’s 200 students that have been given access to further STEM resources they may not have had before.