National Grid and Boston Children’s Museum have selected six afterschool programs as pilot locations for the launch of a community learning model centered on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM). This partnership, which kicked off at an event today at the Demakes Family YMCA in Lynn, will foster vibrant learning opportunities by providing professional development and support to 40 afterschool educators serving more than 300 children ages three to seven.

Educators from the organizations listed below will receive professional development support, funding, a stipend for their time and efforts related to the implementation and evaluation of the program, and materials to implement the Museum’s Tinker curriculum, which provides a series of playful learning activities that allow young children to practice important STEAM skills. The educators will engage children from Lynn who speak languages ranging from English, Spanish, Cambodian, Haitian Creole, Korean and Arabic.


“A STEAM education is critical to the work we do at National Grid,” said Alisha Collins, Director, Community Impact & Engagement at National Grid.This investment will play a pivotal role in our communities to equip students with the essential skills needed to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving world and lays the foundation for a brighter and more equitable future.”

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