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Scholarship Prep Awarded $400,000 Grant to Expand STEM and Art Programs

Scholarship Prep Awarded $400,000 Grant to Expand STEM and Art Programs

Posted by Scholarship Prep on June 04, 2024 in General News

We're thrilled to announce a significant milestone for Scholarship Prep: the award of a $400,000 grant from The Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation Strategic Grant. This generous grant will propel our mission forward by fueling the expansion of our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Arts programs across all our campuses.

ringing STEM and the Arts to the Underserved

Our newly funded project aims to address the critical lack of STEM exposure and Arts instruction among historically underserved students, especially students experiencing homelessness. Through this initiative, we're striving to provide regular, culturally relevant STEM and Arts programming to all our Scholars. By integrating this instruction into our regular school day, starting from Transitional Kindergarten, we're bridging the gap and ensuring equitable access to STEM and Arts education.

STEM at Scholarship Prep is more than just a curriculum; it's a holistic approach to education. At the heart of our STEM program are six foundational components: an essential question, voice and choice, sustained inquiry, collaboration and cooperation, feedback and revision, and public product. These elements create an environment where students are not only encouraged but empowered to explore, create, and collaborate.

As we enhance students' proficiency in science, math, and problem-solving, we also prioritize fostering a sense of belonging, confidence, and engagement. And when integrated with our robust arts programming, we're not just teaching subjects — we're shaping well-rounded individuals ready to tackle the challenges of the future. Together, STEM and Arts at Scholarship Prep create a transformative impact on our students' lives, preparing them for success in an ever-evolving world.

Thanks to the generous support from The Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation Strategic Grant, Scholarship Prep is emboldened to continue pushing forward in our journey to empower students through STEM and Arts education. With this grant, we're not only expanding our programs but also fostering a culture of creativity, innovation, collaboration, and excellence!