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Non Profit of the Week – S.T.R.E.A.M. Kids Expo

| SC Living | October 21, 2016

S.T.R.E.A.M. Kids Expo is an event that hosts middle schoolers from typically low income or underserved communities. The Expo engages students in real-world issues through hands-on activities facilitated by industry experts such as NASA, Lockheed Martin, Gantom Lighting & Controls, Wells Fargo, BMW, and Solar City.

The S.T.R.E.A.M. Expo brings hands-on adventure and learning to students in the areas of Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Manufacturing. Exhibitors that have products or services directly related to these educational and/or career oriented scopes are cordially invited to exhibit at the STREAM Kids Expo™.

Students in grades 5-8 and their families will have the opportunity to explore STREAM-based activities and interactive exhibits from industry experts, organizations, schools & companies this Saturday in Saugus. The S.T.R.E.A.M. Kids Expo will be held this Saturday, October 22 at Saugus High School, located at 21900 Centurion Way, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Parents, educators, students and employers are invited to take part in four panel discussion events happening live during the expo. Each Parent Café will have a unique subject focused around the organization’s Future Industry Heroes and the changing world they’ll experience.

The industry expert sessions will be taught by the following organizations: Microsoft, Child & Family Center, J Bartee Tech Consulting, and more.
Parent Panel Topics include:
•BRAND IDENTITY
If you build it. It will follow. Help shield your teen’s brand through what some call cyberchaos.
•KIDS’ MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
Learn how kids’ emotional changes in moods, behavior and feelings may affect their health.
•WIRED UP FOR WHAT
As technology changes, new industries arise. Learn how innovation impacts your future industry hero.
•MONEY MAGIC
College is a partnership. Identify ways to include your kids in the saving process.

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The mission of S.T.R.E.A.M. Kids Expo is to close the gap between today’s education and future employment opportunities. The non-profit group does this by first listening to a young person’s interests, then creating unique learning experiences for the student to explore the possibilities.

S.T.R.E.A.M. Kids Expo started as a business project for the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy by Niamani Knight – then an 8th grader at Hillview Middle School in Palmdale, Calif. The expos are held at schools in the Los Angeles area, which you can view on the website, www.StreamKidsExpo.org. Businesses are welcome to participate.

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