Chester A. Arthur Elementary School

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  • We are a public K-8 School in South Philly. We have a makerspace, called the “Wildcat Workshop,” where our STEM programs happen. We offer Lego Robotics, Civil Engineering, Design Think, and Maker Club as after-school activities for our students to participate in. The Civil Engineering Club is sponsored by the ASCE and is the first one in the country for middle school students.

    As for during the school day, students from Kindergarten through 4th grade visit our makerspace weekly to work on STEM activities. 5th through 8th grade students come daily for a marking period to do activities.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Chester A. Arthur Elementary School
    Organization Street Address: 2000 Catharine St
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19146
    Organization Phone Number: 2158755774
    Short Description of Organization:

    "We are a public K-8 School in South Philly. We have a makerspace, called the ""Wildcat Workshop,"" where our STEM programs happen. We offer Lego Robotics, Civil Engineering, Design Think, and Maker Club as after-school activities for our students to participate in. The Civil Engineering Club is sponsored by the ASCE and is the first one in the country for middle school students.

    As for during the school day, students from Kindergarten through 4th grade visit our makerspace weekly to work on STEM activities. 5th through 8th grade students come daily for a marking period to do activities."

    Program Street Address: 2000 Catharine St
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19146
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Somewhat
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Earth and or Space Science
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Robotics
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Arts and Media
    • Literacy
    • Project-Based Learning
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): South Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply): During school

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

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