Creating pathways to college and career
Emmaus House is committed to creating pathways to college and career readiness for our neighborhood youth.
Saturday STEAM uses project-based learning to incorporate science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).
Our program is based on research indicating the following:
Practical, hands-on, informal (e.g. out-of-classroom) project experiences predict interest in STEAM
Children in poverty tend to have fewer opportunities to engage in such informal experiences
Lack of informal education opportunities for children in poverty is a predictor of the achievement gap
Remove the opportunity gap that persists in Peoplestown and the 30315 zip code
Develop Emmaus House into a thriving “maker space” in an under-resourced community underrepresented in STEAM programming
Increase the number of youth most underrepresented in STEAM careers while offering transformational experiences that affect non-cognitive skills
Who we serve
The Saturday STEAM program is dedicated to children and youth in third through 12th grades who live in the Peoplestown neighborhood, with an emphasis on students of the Barack and Michelle Obama Academy, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, and Maynard Jackson and Carver High Schools. Most of these students come from low-income homes and lack access to adequate opportunities for out-of-school enrichment in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
The fall STEAM program takes place from 10:00 am to noon most Saturdays during the school year. Breakfast is included. Fall dates are September 9, 16, 23, and 30; October 7, 14 and 28; November 4, 11 and 18.