4-H provides after school program for our PALS campers by having a once a week meeting during the fall and spring at area elementary schools. This is funded by Children Youth and Families at Risk federal grant (CYFAR) totaling $725,000. PALS is currently in year 3 of this 5 year grant. Activities include: archery, first aid, trust falls, Water Windmill Challenge, creating fleece blankets, photography and dance videos to name a few.
Access Engineering (Women In Engineering)
Access Engineering (AE) partners with local summer programs (K-8th grade residential and day camps), bringing hands-on engineering activities led by trained female engineering role models to summer programs based on our successful outreach model with afterschool programs for over 4 years (I2D2). Through partnerships with organizations listed below we anticipate that WIEP will impact over 1200 K-8th grade students in one summer! Depending on the camp format, we will visit some camps more than once with a different activity each time over the course of the summer. We will assess the impact of AE on students' perception of and familiarity with what engineers do as well as their perception of and interest in engineering before and after the AE program.
Minority Engineering Programs
Developed in 1976, MEP Summer Engineering Workshops were designed to invite 6-8th grade students to Purdue University for a full week of discovery, engagement, and learning about college and careers in engineering. Learn More About Minority Engineering Programs