YMCA, CONGRESSWOMAN & WESTON CITY OFFICIALS UNVEIL NEW STEM EDUCATION CENTER AT WESTON YMCA

The Y demonstrates its ongoing commitment to youth STEM education

WHAT: The Weston YMCA Family Center will celebrate the launch of our new STEM Education Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and press conference on Monday, July 11, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Attending dignitaries include Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Weston Mayor Daniel J. Stermer, Broward County Mayor Marty Kiar and Senator Nan Rich.

WHO: YMCA of South Florida Weston YMCA Family Center

WHEN: Monday, July 11, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

WHERE: Weston YMCA Family Center (Teen Center) 20201 Saddle Club Road Weston, FL 33327 954-424-9622

WHY: With a commitment to developing the minds, bodies and spirits of youth, the Y recognizes we play a vital role in teaching America’s youth about the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and providing ongoing opportunities to learn through education, practical application and hands-on experience. The YMCA also recognizes the need to provide continued learning opportunities throughout the summer to help fight summer learning loss and close the academic achievement gap.

The Weston YMCA Family Center’s new STEM Education Center will not only keep kids’ minds active during the summer, but will help raise kids’ interest and engagement in STEM through dynamic programming throughout the year. Through the new STEM Center, kids will be taught real-life applications of concepts that will help transcend socioeconomic barriers and open pathways to rewarding futures.

ABOUT THE YMCA OF SOUTH FLORIDA
The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y impacts the community by nurturing the potential of kids, improving individual and community health and well-being, and giving back to our neighbors. The YMCA of South Florida is committed to addressing the most pressing needs of our community. Every day, the Y works hard to build healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities through over 200 afterschool, preschool, special needs, sports, camp and youth programs, family centers, and senior health outreach sites. To learn more, visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org, connect on Facebook or Twitter, or call a Y near you.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Tongelia Milton
tmilton@ymcasouthflorida.org
954.357.0262


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