This year we are partnering with TechShop and collecting donations to offer scholarships for afterschool STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) programs for disadvantaged youth. TechShop San Jose has a thriving after school STEAM program and we would like to see more disadvantaged youth be able to take this program. We are a nonprofit 501c3 and donations are fully deductible. You can donate through the button below or send a check (no processing fees!) made out to SVEC, PO Box 611865, San Jose CA 95161. Please let us know by email if you are sending a check ([email protected]).
TechShop and SVEC will provide the scholarships to disadvantaged young people who want to learn how to become makers using STEAM principles and the cutting edge technologies that TechShop provides. Scholarships will be available to youth ages 8 to 17, and each recipient will receive a seat in a 30 hour afterschool STEAM program, as well as a 6-month TechShop membership and classes for themselves and an accompanying adult for continued self-guided learning. We believe that when kids learn how to use basic tools and create fun projects that are open-ended and customizable, their creativity, initiative, and enthusiasm naturally follow.
TechShop is a one-of-a-kind, membership-based, DIY fabrication studio offering access to over $1 million worth of equipment and software. This hands-on, project-based-learning program will be set in a fun and encouraging environment, and is very conducive to cultivating creative and innovative thoughts in young minds! Students will build 21st century skills and actively engage with machinery, design software, and technology such as laser cutters and 3D printers.