Saginaw Alumnae Chapter (SAC) is partnering with CWhatWorksSTEM, and a host of other local organizations, on a Youth Health and STEM Expo, which is scheduled to occur Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SAC was awarded a $4000 STEM grant by the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance and Nexteer Automotive to offer STEM programs to area youth. The expo will be presented by the NeighB, a south side Saginaw neighborhood center, located at 3145 Russell Street in Saginaw.
“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 members, who volunteer annually at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, took the opportunity this year to advance their grant funded STEM initiative. For the museum’s “Birthday Bash” program, SAC members provided students with a Solar Bug STEM Kit, which equipped them to build their own STEM project – a Solar Bug.
“SAC’s annual programming partnership with the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum is in keeping with the sorority’s Five-point Programmatic Thrust, which includes Physical and Mental Health as a component,” Ingram said.
According to Ingram, at a recent Davenport University forum in Midland, SAC Members, along with Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, Nexteer Automotive, and a number of area organizations brainstormed strategy to empower area youth through STEM Activities. Attending sorors, Rhonda Farrell Butler, Sylvia McAfee and Anita Richardson also thanked Nexteer Automotive for funding the Chapter’s solar STEM grant initiative.
The public is encouraged to attend the upcoming October 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 during the expo.