Éxito STEAM Summer Program

Our Éxito (Success) summer program teaches science, reading and life skills to children in our community from 1st grade through high school. Classes meet Monday-Friday in July and August.

 

Here is just some of the feedback we've received from parents of our Éxito students:


"The experience we have had at Éxito has been one of the best experiences we have had as a family. We have been able to see the growth of my son both as a student, a leader and above all as a human being."


"My daughter participated for the first time in this program and her stay and participation was truly a rewarding, joyful and very enriching experience for her."

"Éxito was an amazing experience for both of my boys. The exposure to a variety of meaningful activities and exposure to their community was undoubtedly a life experience exposure and change that has sparked a special interest in both of them. They are already talking about next year."

Our Éxito Success summer program includes science, technology, engineering, art, math (STEM/STEAM), English Language and Spanish Language components as well as life-skill enrichment. Our sessions also always include guest speakers who join us to talk about different academic paths and career opportunities. Here are just a few of the topics we have covered in past years:


Engineering/Technology

  • Learn about the engineering process

  • Study the lives of famous engineers, especially ones from modest backgrounds

  • 3D printing

  • Sphero


English Language

  • Strategies to learn new vocabulary

  • Note taking

  • Grammar

  • Resume writing


Science

  • Learn about chemical reactions

  • Learn how to write a lab report

  • Dissect a heart while learning about the circulatory system

  • Participate in first aid, CPR, AED training (and earn a certificate)


Math

  • Review math operations

  • Create a spreadsheet with formulas to do calculations

  • Solve math riddles

  • Practice scientific notation and conversions


Art

  • The Delaplaine Arts Center has partnered with us to offer students different art-related learning opportunities, like watercolor and weaving

  • End-of-semester art show at the Delaplaine featuring the work of Éxito students


Life Skills

  • Discussions around legal, social and ethical implications of science

  • Exploration of how cultural differences across countries can affect science

  • Table etiquette

  • Job interview skills