NW Saturday Academy Awarded $5,000 Grant from Hitachi Consulting

I am pleased to announce that the NW Saturday Academy has received a grant from Hitachi Consulting in the amount of $5,000! The purpose of this grant is to help provide STEM education to minorities and under-represented youth in the District of Columbia.  We are very excited for this support and we look forward to reaching out immediately to bring new students into the NW Saturday Academy family.

 

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How this grant will help us meet our goal

We would like to introduce ten additional third or fourth grade students to computer science and accelerated math this spring. To help us achieve this milestone, please share our website and enrollment information (www.nwsadc.com), with the parents or guardians of any DC third or fourth grade students with an interest in math, robotics or science.  With this new funding stream, we will be able to offer six weeks of instruction and a field trip to the National Math Festival for as little as $25 for students from families with a financial need. Cost should no longer be a barrier to children receiving access to this critical educational resource.getting used to the set up

What is the NW Saturday Academy?

NW Saturday Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2014 to inspire, encourage, and support underrepresented youth in the District of Columbia to explore science, technology, engineering, & math (STEM) educational and career opportunities. In our Spring 2017 semester, students in grades 3 to 7 will enhance their computational thinking by learning Scratch programming and participating in our Math Circle. We meet on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 11:30 in the Shepherd Park neighborhood of Washington, DC.

What Parents are Saying about the NW Saturday Academy

This spring will be our sixth session of the NW Saturday Academy.  As a 100% grass-roots organization, we are proud of the work that we have done. We are even more excited about the impact our programs have had on our students, who are the technology leaders of tomorrow.  Here are a few responses from our latest parent survey:

Very well organized; helped the kids manage their time to successfully complete the project.

My daughter loved the program. She enjoyed each session and thoroughly enjoyed the competition at the end. Overall, it was a fantastic experience for her and she has already asked about when the next session will take place.

My child had the opportunity to learn while having fun. The hands on experience was invaluable.

The exposure to competition is great!!!

I like the opportunity for black and brown children to participate in STEM in a meaningful way.

[I like] the relaxed academic atmosphere where the children can engage and disengage while they are involved in the creative process.

Again, if you are the parent or guardian of a currently third or fourth grade student, you can apply for the discounted tuition by visiting our web site, www.nwsadc.com.

Thank you!

Christopher Alexander, Founder
NW Saturday Academy
www.nwsadc.com | @NWSaturday

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