The Saginaw Alumnae Chapter (SAC) is working in partnership CWhatWorksSTEM and other local organizations on a Youth Health and STEM Expo. Presented by NeighB, a south side Saginaw neighborhood center, the expo is scheduled to occur Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The public is encouraged to attend the upcoming STEM event, where physical fitness, mental health and nutrition information, along with a variety of STEM activities, health screenings and more are planned for youth.
“This is our 55th year of service in the Saginaw/Bay area and we are excited about elevating our impact in this community in collaboration with NeighB,” SAC President Lisa Ingram said. “Our goal is to empower our youth through activities during this health and stem expo.”
SAC was awarded a 4000 dollar STEM grant by Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance and Nexteer Automotive to offer STEM programs to area youth.
As part of this initiative, SAC members volunteered at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum’s “birthday bash,” where each student received a Solar Bug STEM Kit and had an opportunity to make their own Solar Bug.
Sorors Rhonda Farrell Butler, Sylvia McAfee and Anita Richardson recently attended a forum at Davenport University in Midland to brainstorm strategy for STEM activities to empower area youth. Sorors also presented information on the upcoming Youth Health and STEM expo and thanked Nexteer Automotive for funding the Chapter’s solar STEM grant during the meeting.
SAC’s participation in this event is in keeping with the sorority’s Five-point Programmatic Thrust, which includes Physical and Mental Health as a component.