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Fifteen Halifax County elementary and middle school students spent part of their spring break exploring science, technology, engineering, and math during the AmeriCorps Spring Break Camp at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC). During the camp, coordinated by SVHEC AmeriCorps member Vashunda Richardson and assisted by Americorps Member Twanee Saab, students explored electricity and electronics using Snap Circuits, engineered structures using spaghetti noodles and marshmallows, and were introduced to coding.
“The program was very educational but fun at the same time. My daughter loved the camp, and she’s looking forward to taking the summer classes. I would suggest it to anyone looking for a fun program for their children,” said parent Barbara Carmichael.
SVHEC AmeriCorps members will offer a summer camp at the SVHEC June 26-30th from 9:00am-12:00 noon. There is a $25.00 registration fee, and includes supplies and snacks.
AmeriCorps members at the SVHEC is made possible through an SVHEC partnership with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in the Dan River Year AmeriCorps Program. Dan River Year AmeriCorps strives to strengthen STEM outcomes in the Southern Virginia region by providing high quality STEM educational programs, tutoring and mentoring students, and offering workforce development training to job seekers and incumbent workers. For more information visit http://www.ialr.org.