During the school year several STEM/STEAM programs are offered.  Each current program is summarized below:

♦ The STEM Initiative team functions as a NSBE, Jr. Chapter (National Society of Black Engineers Junior Chapter).  The junior chapter has access to rexources of NSBE such as persons with specific STEM expertise as well as a subscription to the NSBE BRIDGE Quarterly Magazine.  The cost for NSBE Jr membership is $5 per year.  STEM activities and field trips are held throughout the year.  The activities feature a science, technology, engineering, or math oriented project or field trip.  We require participants to arrive on time so that projects can start in a timely manner.

♦ Coding Classes are held in the fall and spring each year for grades K5-3rd.  There are 5 sessions that are 2 hours in duration. Children learn to code in using programs such as SCRATCH and TYNKER.  Current classes are scheduled for Saturdays from 11 am – 1 pm. The cost of the classes is $25, includes a tee shirt and lunch. ( Billing for registration fee will be via email; please ensure your provided email address is correct and complete on the below application).

♦ Robotics Teams: Four Rivers is a sponsor of two First Lego League Robotics Teams (Four Rivers Elementary STEM Team & Four Rivers Middle STEM Team). The teams consist of students in grades 4-8 and are funded by the Department of Defense and Boeing Corporation. Current team meetings are Saturdays are 12-2 pm.

Virtual STEM Series: Four Rivers volunteers host monthly Virtual STEM sessions for children in grades k-8. These sessions are in partnership with Boeing and Roper St. Francis Hospital. During the sessions the children complete a STEM project and are guided by the Boeing, Roper St Francis and Four Rivers volunteers.
The sessions are held via Zoom. The Zoom meeting details are below:
Zoom Meeting ID: 353 927 5459
Password: robots

Service fees for these programs are subject to change based on status of awarded grants.


You will be contacted and detailed information regarding registration, schedule, and billing will be provided.