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Book Drive Update

Thank you to everyone who donated to our book drive! In May, we donated 1100 books to Nicholson STEM Academy and Caldwell Elementary school. 

Stay tuned for more information! We will be donating nearly 2000 additional books.

Past Events

Financial Literacy Lesson


Thank you to everyone who attended our financial literacy event, and thank you to our guest speakers from Bridges to Wealth, Dr. Keith Weigelt and Dr. Jill Bazelon! Students learned about the importance of financial education, and how to build their wealth beginning in high school.

STEM Speaker Series


   Thank you to all students who attended our series of 4 STEM speaker events! We'd also like to give a special thank you to our amazing panelists:
Dr. Helena Lennholm, Dr. Deepak Kumar, Mr. Tushar Goyal, and Dr. Chris Lutsko. 

In these sessions, students were able to hear from professionals on specialized STEM topics, career options, academic pathways in STEM, and more. 

Python and Scratch Lessons


Thank you to everyone who attended our series of eight coding lessons! In these classes, students learned the fundamentals of Python and Scratch. Python students used their knowledge of types, functions, and loops to create animations and games with the Pygame library. Scratch students learned to use conditional statements, variables, and Booleans to create a functional Asteroids game!

Thank you to our instructors from Whitney Young's Robotics Team!

7th & 8th Grade HS Q&As


Thank you students/parents/guardians/counselors who attended our three high school Q&As for prospective 7th and 8th graders! We had over 200 people sign up for these events. Thank you also to our high school speakers!

Hour of Code Lesson


Thank you to everyone who attended our Hour of Code lesson! The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.

Thank you to our instructors from FTC Robotics Team 15659!

School Supply Drive

Thank you to our generous donors who made our 120-backpack school supply drive possible!

  • America's Promise Power of Youth Grant

  • GoFundMe & Cash Donors

  • Lauren Young (mask donation)

  • Shirley Kemple (mask donation)

  • MasksNow IL

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