There was no slowing down for KID this summer! As camps were in full swing, our team members (and one of our very own KIDs!) were out in the community making an impact in a variety of ways…
– Free Coding Camps at Public Libraries (July): In partnership with Montgomery County Public Libraries and Montgomery County Council, KID Museum provided weekly Coding Camps for those who may otherwise not have had the opportunity.
– BELL Programs at Cresthaven and Arcola Elementary Schools (July/August): Through our partnership with BELL, we provided one full day of programming at each of these Title I schools, working with students who are at a greater risk of summer learning loss based on academic performance during the school year.
– Redskins Back to School Fair (August): We brought one of our signature activities to this annual fair put on by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. The fair gives 500 elementary school students with identified need access to a variety of back-to-school services and inspiration for the new year.
– MCPS Maker Fair for Media Specialists (August): We exhibited at this event for 400 media specialists from across Montgomery County Public Schools, introducing them to the KID programs and activities that would fit well with a media center’s makerspace.
– Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital Kick-Off Event (August): As a program partner, we exhibited and connected with Troop Leaders from across the region at this annual kick-off event, supporting the organization’s STEM initiatives. We were also excited to announce that Girl Scouts robotics badging is coming to KID this fall!
– and a special shoutout to KID Museum member Jacob Oshinsky who got accepted in August to be on the Advisory Committee for Tinkercad! Jacob, one of only two kids selected for the mostly adult committee, will get to evaluate new products and blog for the company.