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City of BrantfordBrantford offering free STEAM programming for kids

Brantford is offering free STEMOTICS and STEAM programs for youth ages 12 to 18 from September 15 through November 21, 2022.

“We are pleased to offer free programming for youth as part of the City of Brantford’s Empowering Youth Strategy which aims to provide Brantford youth with opportunities to thrive,” said Amy Brandt, Community Development Coordinator for the City of Brantford. “We are also grateful to STEMOTICS and C3DAR LAB for partnering with us to offer free STEAM workshops.”

STEAM workshops help participants gain skill and knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Workshops are free to attend but registration is required as limited spots are available.

“The City of Brantford has been awarded the Bronze Designation as a Parks and Recreation Ontario Play Works Youth Friendly Community. Community programs that engage youth provide valuable opportunities to connect with others and discover passions,” said Kim Rolson, Community Recreation Supervisor for the City of Brantford.  

Youth programs:

STEMOTICS Lego Spike Prime for ages 12 to 14 offers LEGO robot technology and hands-on investigation of STEAM concepts using everyday themes. This program takes place at Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre, located at 333 Erie Avenue on Thursdays from September 15 to October 6, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required at Brantford.ca/RecConnect.

STEMOTICS Ardulno Intro Into Programming for ages 15 to 18 workshop will involve programming and robotics. Previous experience is not required. This program takes place at Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre, located at 333 Erie Avenue and is offered Thursdays from September 15 to October 6, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Registration is required at Brantford.ca/RecConnect.

C3DAR LABS STEAM workshops for ages 12 to 18 is a condensed 6-week program, that offers STEAM related lessons and challenges, offering youth a chance to blend technology with creativity. Youth will learn how to design and create projects using 3D printers. Workshops for ages 12 to 14 will take place on Mondays from October 17 to November 21 and ages 15 to 18 will take place on Wednesdays from October 19 to November 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This program takes place at C3DAR LAB, located at 125 Sherwood Drive, Unit 35. Register online at C3darlab.ca.

Please visit Brantford.ca/YOUth to learn more or give our Customer Service team a call at 519-759-4150.

The Empowering Youth Strategy was developed through extensive community engagement with local youth groups, youth advocates, and youth-serving agencies. Over 1,300 local youth, parents or guardians, and organizations dedicated to youth shared their experiences and visions to inform its priorities and actions. The strategy aims to add to the number of programs that are offered in partnership with community organizations.

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