Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington is planning a soft opening of the MY STEAM (Mentoring Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Learning Lab that is attached to their office in Olympia this month.

“This has been in the works for two years,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO, Jeff Engle. “We are pleased to host our first summer program in two weeks and complete a build out of the lab which is scheduled to finish in the fall. A special thanks to our community partners, Drew Phillips of Forma Construction, Tom Rieger of Thomas Architecture Studios, Adam Miranda of Diamond Technology Innovations, Bill Clem of CMIT Solutions, The Employees Community Fund of Boeing, The Jernigan Foundation and Gateway Rotary.”

The Summer STEAM Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 15 to July 19 at 2424 Heritage Court SW, No. 302, Olympia, WA 98502. The cost is $180 per child and is open to the public, not just those enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.

After this initial camp, Big Brothers Big Sisters plans to host on-going STEAM focused workshops and after school activities in the MY STEAM Learning Lab.

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