In the 21st century, it is crucial for students to receive instruction in technology, engineering, science and math from an early age. Not only can these subjects unlock a lifelong love of STREAM-related topics (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math), but they allow students to explore and appreciate the world we live in.
St. Patrick's School - a Catholic co-educational institution of learning for students in grades Pre-K through 8 - seeks to provide a total program of instruction, emphasizing the spirtual, moral, intellectual, social, cultural, and physical development of every child.
In order to continue to realize their mission, in 2017, St. Patrick's embarked on a full revamp of the school's science and technology curriculum. What ensued, was the creation of the Full STREAM Ahead Program, which aims to expand access and exposure to technology and tech-related training for the St. Pat's community.
To help implement and support the ongoing development of Full STREAM Ahead, the Gawlicki Family Foundation awarded a grant of $150,000 to St. Patrick's. The grants will be used to purchase state-of-the-art technology, make facilities upgrades, and provide professional development training for St. Pat's staff.
The grant not only helps to expand St. Patrick's technology program, it also enables the school to be competitive with surrounding public and private schools and to enhance science, math, and engineering curriculum in keeping with the National Catholic Educational Association's national technology initiative.
“St. Patrick’s School is focused on delivering the technology training needed by today’s students,” said Ted Gawlicki, of the Gawlicki Family Foundation. “These funds will allow the school to continue to provide the high quality, individualized education for which the school is known."
Visit www.stpatricksschoolyorktown.org to learn more about St. Patrick's and the Full STREAM Ahead Program.