EXTRAORDINARY YOUNG MINDS
Extraordinary Young Minds is a focused branch of our efforts to support character development through STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) activities.
G3CS is an official partner of the Stafford County School Board. Through our educational partnership, we have implemented our youth mentorship programs in several elementary and high schools within Stafford County.
We aim to introduce children to STEAM initiatives while focusing on:
STRONG MORAL CHARACTER
By establishing a safe environment in which students can learn and explore, we are helping to lay the groundwork for our youth to mature into respectful and productive young men and women. Long term, we are working to increase the number of candidates to fill the STEAM related skills deficit in today’s workplace.
STEAM is a concentrated educational approach to learning five specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. STEAM is essential to the development of critical thinking, problem solving, interpretative skills, and social skills.
The end result is for students to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. EYM is currently recognized and supported by Stafford County Schools and many local individuals and non-profit organizations.
EYM has gained notoriety due to high marks from piloted schools. EYM is spreading from elementary schools in North Stafford to include primary schools in South Stafford and Falmouth. The increased demand for EYM has created opportunities for neighboring high school students to become peer role models at each EYM workshop
Open to all ages every third Sunday of each month from 4-6pm at Stafford Hospital. Students will participate in hands-on workshops filled with interactive stations that highlight the five STEAM initiatives. Parents can observe, play, and learn with their child while experienced volunteer mentors incorporate the EYM Core Values in each activity.
Throughout the year, EYM participants are invited to special events designed to engage community fellowship and ignite the spirit of philanthropy. Fundraisers, community events, field trips, holiday parties, and dinner basket giveaways are some activities scheduled for 2018-2019 EYM calendar year.