BES has the long-term goal of raising awareness, and volunteer hours, as well as funding future extracurricular STEM programs, which will directly benefit Braddock Elementary students.
The BES PTA, administration and staff are currently working to promote focused programs within the school that will engage the student population in STEM fields, thereby extending the connection to technical learning and bridging the current achievement gap. BES in collaboration with cross-sector, STEM-rich partners has implemented a number of specific programs across the curriculum to ensure the path is laid for underrepresented students to enter and succeed in STEM fields. These programs include, but are not limited to, Young Scholars, VEX robotics, Microsoft Coding, The Children’s Science Center Science nights and The Pearl Project Institute (TPPI) Summer STEM program. Together, BES and its partners are providing meaningful opportunities in STEM subjects, curriculum and experiences for its students.
It is the goal of the BES PTA to see that each in-need Braddock student receives every opportunity to participate in enriching programs that will lead to increased confidence, year-round learning and success rates in the STEM fields of study and practice.
Community support and contributions are a key factor in supporting the most in-need population at BES to achieve a foundational and ongoing exposure to STEM concepts.
If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to support programs for Braddock Elementary School Students, please consider contributing to the work of the Braddock Elementary School PTA.