KID Museum’s summer camps engage and energize learners at a time when the typical “summer slide” is being compounded by covid-related learning loss. In order to reach youth who were disproportionately affected by school closures, KID Museum has provided nearly 200 summer camp scholarships to students from low-income families, with an emphasis on reaching those from racial and ethnic backgrounds typically underrepresented in STEM fields.
Summer camp programs include coding, 3D design, wizarding magic, and more. Students learn new skills, make connections with educators and peers, and gain confidence in their abilities.
We are grateful for the support of our community in making this possible. Funding for scholarships was generously provided by Greater Washington Community Foundation, Westfield Montgomery & Westfield Wheaton, Dimensions Sciences, and individual donors, while our partnerships with Montgomery County Public Schools, DC Children’s Law Center, and Identity made it possible for us to identify and reach those students who would most benefit from our summer programs. We thank them all.