On Thursday, Oct. 15, the STEAM Team from the Cypress Boys & Girls Club at King Elementary School (Club King) visited Cypress College to practice several hands-on chemistry activities. The Cypress College Chemistry Club set up six experiments that Club members were able to complete and understand with the help of a Cypress College student.
Members especially liked making slime and extracting DNA from a strawberry.
Members were also able to tour the campus and see first-hand educational and career opportunities available to them for following their interest in various STEM fields. Club King is proud of our members for their interest and commitment to our STEM program. It was a truly enriching field trip.
Multiple science clubs and STEAM programs are offered at Club King throughout the year. STEAM is a newly coined term which incorporates the addition of art into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) principles.
Science and engineering jobs are growing 70 percent faster than other occupations. By 2018, one in twenty global jobs will be STEM-related!
The arts foster creativity and help unleash STEM innovations through new ways of thinking.
STEAM programs at the Club include weekly clubs, special events, and field trips such as the recent one to Cypress College. They are designed to foster interest in key STEAM areas and lead to future academic and career success for our youth members.
About Club King
Club King is a Boys & Girls Club after-school program serving 115 students who attend King School. Club King members participate in a comprehensive program that includes snack, homework help, enrichment classes, sports and recreation.
Founded in 2006 the program is partially funded by Proposition 49. Community support of an additional $30,000 each year ensures that the Club can provide an instructor for each grade level and provide a Kindergarten class as well as first through sixth graders.
For more information or to inquire about how you can support our STEAM programs at the Main Clubhouse on Moody St. or on the King School campus, please call 714-527-2697.
About Proposition 49
Passed by voters in 2002, Prop. 49 increased funding of before and after school programs. It requires local matching funds, and provides priority support for schools with predominantly low-income students.
The article above was released by the Cypress Boys & Girls Club.
Shown at left is the main Boys & Girls Club facility at Cedar Glen Park in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
Shown at right is Club King STEAM Team member Alex M. showing off the Slime he made with the help of Cypress College Chemistry Club students. Courtesy photo.