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How has the Academy's Science Action Club impacted afterschools in the Bay Area and beyond? Read these quotes from our trainers and site leaders to find out!
"In my 30 years working in YMCA after school programs, this is by far the most interactive and exciting program we have ever offered to our students. The kids are loving the schoolyard safari and can’t wait to see what is in store for them next semester!
— Anaheim Achieves Program Director
"My students enjoyed the activity so much that they asked to do it again the following day, making more and more modifications to their rockets and changing the amounts of fuel used. The looks on their faces when they achieved greater success than expected were priceless."
— Roosevelt Middle School, Vista CA
"Clouds are so easy to teach because all students have seen one before. The interesting part is having the students actively participate and stay interested in the topic. We had no issues engaging the students in this activity because they became cloud experts."
— Juliette Low Elementary, Anaheim
"They loved using the tools to find bugs and taking pictures. I think they're really going to enjoy doing this every week."
— Orange Park Boys & Girls Club, San Francisco
"Loved IT! Totally solidified content knowledge, making connections to their recent study of chemistry and the structure of water molecules (cohesion, adhesion, capillary action, polarity). Stimulated great questions and graphic organizer was a plus!"
— Arizona School for the Arts
Science Action Club is a nationwide STEM program for middle school youth in out-of-school time.