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Camp EDMO Announces Comprehensive After School Programs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Camp EDMO(TM), a leading Bay Area non-profit offering STEAM and SEL oriented After School and Summer Camp Programs, announced that it is making its Comprehensive After School Programs, which encompass 180 days of the school year, available to Bay Area schools. The programs are customized to each school's individual needs and ideal for providing on-campus homework support, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities and Social Emotional Skill (SEL) building.

"Several factors set our Comprehensive After School Programs apart," said Kendra Watkins, Senior School Year Program Manager for Camp EDMO(TM). "First, we are able to customize our program to each school's critical needs, whether it is making more time for homework or engaging kids in after school learning activities. Second, our program can help kids become better, more prepared students, often without even realizing it because we make it fun for them. Third, we supplement what's being taught in the classroom, easing the burden for teachers."

Currently, Camp EDMO(TM) is operating a Comprehensive After School Program at Ruby Bridges Elementary in Alameda. The program has helped ease the school's challenges of low test scores and daily disruptions that were getting in the way of student learning.

Proper science education, especially at the K-8 levels, has long been an issue in the state of California. While science education in California received a state budget boost of $400 million in the 2018-19 school year, the increase didn't factor in teacher training. As a result, it is left up to the teachers to find a way to incorporate science into their curriculum with little to no support, making it difficult for them to adhere to the Next Generation Science Standards implemented by California in 2013. All too often, children are forced to learn science outside of the classroom, making after school programs that offer STEAM activities in a fun, relaxed environment more important than ever.

"By middle school, if children don't enjoy STEM concepts or envision themselves pursuing a STEAM career, the odds that they will do so decline dramatically," said Ed Caballero, Camp EDMO(TM)'s Executive Director and Co-founder. "It starts with exposing kids to STEAM activities at an early age. Our Comprehensive After School Programs offer that much-needed exposure every day of the school year."

About Camp EDMO:

Camp EDMO(TM), powered by Edventure More, a year-round 501(c)(3) non-profit enrichment organization, offers high-quality, high-access STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and SEL (Social Emotional Learning) programs which expose Pre-K to 8th grade kids to the latest scientifically proven methods of whole-child development.

EDMO(TM)'s overarching mission is to develop kids who are curious, courageous and kind, with the intention of creating mindfulness and emotional presence that will carry over to adulthood. It is also committed to making the camp experience and STEAM learning accessible to families who might not otherwise be able to afford it through its equity programs, subsidizing camp costs for lower income families. Learn more at:

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Nayah Solutions, Inc. announces the launch of a free calendar for STEAM events for kids

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Nayah Solutions, Inc., an educational training company, announces the launch of Nayah STEAM for Kids, a free calendar that lists science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) events in the San Francisco Bay area.

With Nayah STEAM for Kids, parents can find awesome events where they can spend quality time with their children as they learn STEAM concepts. The calendar lets parents search STEAM events by keyword and date, and filter events with different views, such as by month, as a list, and more.

"We are elated to provide this free service for parents in the Bay Area," said BeLinda Nichols, founder and chief of Nayah STEAM for Kids. "According to the New York Times, over a million tech jobs will be available over the next decade, but not enough people will be qualified to fill these roles. We believe more kids would be interested in these careers if parents introduced them to STEAM at an early age. Attending STEAM events as a fun, family experience encourages kids to study and excel in STEAM subjects, and eventually land rewarding STEAM careers."

Ray Mays, Jr., Director at Teach for America in Oakland, California, believes the calendar "promotes events where students engage in hands-on, rigorous, and engaging activities that foster a strong passion for STEAM. Encouraging our earliest learners to have a love and passion for STEAM gives them the skill sets to thrive in an ever-changing technological world."

About Nayah STEAM for Kids:

Nayah STEAM for Kids, a subsidiary of Nayah Solutions, Inc., is a free calendar that provides a comprehensive list of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) events in the San Francisco Bay area. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @nayahsteam.

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Grammy Winner Pitbull to Speak at Palm Beach State College’s STEAM Fundraiser

LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- The Palm Beach State College Foundation is proud to announce that Armando Christian Perez, professionally known as "Pitbull," will be the keynote speaker for the Foundation's 2017 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) luncheon presented by Bank of America. The event will take place February 1, 2017 at 11:30am at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts' Cohen Pavilion, West Palm Beach.

"Everyone knows Pitbull is one of the most successful recording artists of our time, but what many don't realize is that he is also a leading tech innovator and arts education proponent," said event chair and nationally honored arts advocate, Yvonne Boice. "We are thrilled that he will be our speaker this year and that he will be sharing his inspiring success story that now melds so many aspects of the STEAM disciplines."

A first generation Cuban American, the young Perez, was inspired by one of his high school teachers to pursue his musical dreams. Now, he wants to make sure other children are inspired and have that same opportunity to succeed.

In 2013, Pitbull helped create the SLAM! (Sports, Leadership, Arts and Management) charter school in one of the Miami's most impoverished neighborhoods. SLAM!, which educates students in grades 6-12, now has a school in West Palm Beach that could become a direct feeder to Palm Beach State College.

Pitbull is also passionate about using and advancing technology. Besides utilizing social media to communicate with his fans and supporters, he is co-founder of eMerge Americas. This 3-year-old conference brings together high-tech firms from throughout the Americas to promote innovation and the development of disruptive technology across a myriad of industries.

In 2017, the Foundation will enter the fifth year of its STEAM initiative to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in the STEAM fields. Goals include increasing student scholarships, business partnerships, internships and other academic program enhancements to prepare more graduates for these high-wage, high-demand positions.

Sponsors of the event are: Bank of America, Modernizing Medicine, Florida Power & Light, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Tenet Florida Physician Services, The Palm Beach Post, WXEL PBS for the Palm Beaches and Alpha Media.

For ticket information:

Individual tickets purchased before Dec. 15 are $175; after Dec. 15 tickets are $200.



* PHOTO Captions: (1) Pitbull and (2) Yvonne Boice.

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