Urban League hosts local learning camp for kids

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COLUMBUS, Ga — A group of Columbus business leaders say they have partnered with the Urban League of Greater Columbus to bring a week of fun and learning to Valley Area children.

This week, more than 200 kids are taking part in the third annual Urban League STEM Camp. The children participating range in age from Pre-K to eighth grade.

Fun is combined with learning in STEM areas– that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

“Columbus Makes It is a creativity and entrepreneurship center, so  we are a giant maker space where people can come and learn how to make things.  We’ve teamed up with the Urban League because we want to help introduce kids to science, technology, engineering, and math,” says David Hehman of Columbus Makes It.

“The vision for the future of this program is, again, this is the third annual, and we hope to see this program continue throughout generations to come in preparing them for the global marketplace,” says Susan Cooper, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Columbus.

Georgia Power, Pratt Recycling, and Columbus Makes It all collaborated to plan activities this week’s for the kids.

Children who participated are involved in Girls Inc., parks and recreation programs, the Boys and Girls Club, and The Liberty Theater.  The camp will end today with some lessons about recycling.

The STEM camp is funded by the Bradley Turner Foundation.

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