SPIN partners with high-poverty schools and and ethnically centered community based organizations to provide high-quality STEM experiences, including robotics, 3D printing, video game design, and Minecraft.
SPIN integrates academic intervention strategies into our STEM programming to increase math and reading skills in our scholars, along with building STEM and 21st century skills like leadership, problem solving, and teamwork.
SPIN Girls is launching in the Fall of 2018 with the explicit goal to build the pipeline for girls of color in STEM careers. SPIN Girls will be a transformative program that builds leadership and provides immersive STEM experiences, all paired with mentorship for girls of color by professionals of color from across King County. Starting in Fall 2018, we will induct 30 8th grade girls as STEM Learners.
SPIN Girls will come together 10 times over the course of a school year for either Lab Days or Field Days. A typical Lab Day will include team building and project based learning including 3D printing, Coding, Robotics, Electronics, and professional mentor conversations connecting their work to the project based learning. The final Saturday program will be a capstone presentation, where SPIN Girls will develop and present STEM-based solutions to real world challenges.
Field days are an opportunity for scholars to see STEM in action. Through visits to partners such as Universities, local businesses, and nonprofit think tanks.