The STEAM Initiative
J14 has implemented an STEAM initiative throughout the program as a means to educate, encourage, and prepare students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We recognize that the arts supports success in technical fields and have added it to the basic STEM philosophy.
STEAM Creativity. Peaking Interest
J14 has integrated a STEAM initiative to teach youth how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. The J14 STEAM Program endorse the use of:
- Take-home activities
- Hands on Agricultural Initiatives
- Relatable stories
- Social-emotional skill building lessons
Why STEAM Matters
What Makes STEAM Unique
Does Art belong in STEAM
J14 has implemented art into the program to start youth in a comfortable, inviting environment by eliminating the fear of getting something wrong. STEAM encourages students to be creative and productive.
STEAM in the garden!
Gardening is more than a way to sustain life by feeding the hungry, it is a way to learn. J14 has implemented the Kitchen Community STEM gardening curriculum in the program to get participants outside. This program will allow them to develop skills and serve the community. This curriculum has been divided into three levels
Gardening for K-2
3 - 5 Grade Gardening
Grades 6 - 8 Garden Care
J14 has been fortunate to partner with area church community gardens. The collaborating has allowed J14 to turn the community garden into a learning garden for J14 participants while still serving the community.