Wednesday, November 15th, 2023
About Saturday Academy
Saturday Academy provides wide access to hands-on learning for diverse students in grades K-12 in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and the Arts (STEAM). Since 1983, our community experts have sparked curiosity and love of learning in young people.
Saturday Academy develops creative, confident, and curious critical thinkers by engaging students in socially conscious and equitable Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math experiences. We spark curiosity, connect our community, and empower students to become the innovative thinkers and problem solvers of the next generation.
In 1983, two public school teachers, Jackie Jackson and Gail Whitney, noticed children in their classrooms who had individual interests or “sparks” that couldn’t be fully addressed in the normal school day. They felt that giving students access to an expert in the field of their interest would inspire them while also showing them the careers that follow education. This was, and still is a special need for children interested in science and technology, which moves faster than most schools can address. Jackie and Gail felt that this out-of-school supplementary education would also prevent students from dropping out or losing interest in school. Today, our programs, Open Enrollment Classes and Camps, Afterschool (SA2U), Apprenticeships for Science and Engineering (ASE) inspire K-12th grade students through hands-on education, taught by community experts, during out-of-school time. In total, we serve approximately 5,000 students annually. Our focus remains on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). In our 40 years, we have educated, motivated, and challenged generations of young people to follow their curiosity, learn new skills, and connect with local professionals to explore rewarding careers.
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