Battelle, YMCA of Central Ohio to launch STEM programs for kids

Photo: Child examining a model

COLUMBUJS, Ohio (WSYX) — The YMCA of Central Ohio will soon offer STEM-based community programs for children after receiving a $1.1 million grant from Battelle.

The STEM programming is set to begin in July 2022. The organizations plan of engaging over 20,000 youth and families over a two-year period.

“YMCA of Central Ohio is committed to bringing more opportunities to our communities,” said President and CEO of YMCA of Central Ohio, Tony Collins. “When we invest in our youth, we are building our future. With Battelle’s generous help, we can continue our ongoing, crucial mission to make sure all families have the ability to reach their full potential.”

The YMCA said the grant will allow them to infuse STEM education into its after-school programming, early childhood learning, summer day camps, teen programs, kindergarten readiness, and more.

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