The Science and Health After School Initiative at the ANCHOR Program
The Science and Health After School Program works to introduce students to literacy, math, and science components that are not available during the regular school day. It is an educational and preparatory employment program that is offered to high school students in Stamford.
This program is an opportunity for students to gain a hands-on STEM education and also gain exposure to pathways leading to scientific careers. In this program, students will learn applied scientific methods and practical scientific skills through experimentation and daily class activities. In order to encourage students to obtain a future education or job in a STEM-related field, guest speakers and class discussions will expose students to workforce applications related to the program curriculum. This science program represents one component of the science-focused, after-school enrichment program for the Stamford Public Schools ANCHOR program. This program aligns with the biotechnology education component of the 21st CCLC grant program purpose statement.
The Justice Education Center Code Academy Program (CAP) is a low-cost enrichment program where students learn to operate computers and then to program and complete a variety computer coding projects of varying difficulty, subject, and duration. These CAP coding projects are designed for students to learn a broad array of computational and STEM-focused concepts while engaging students in fun, creative work. CAP represents one component of the TJEC science-focused, after-school enrichment program for the SPS ARTS program. CAP aligns with the technology education component of the 21st CCLC grant program purpose statement.