NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle’s junior board of directors recently hosted a community cocktail party at Alvin & Friends Restaurant to support the club's STEM program.
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, only 16 percent of high school students are interested in a STEM career and have proved a proficiency in mathematics. The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle seeks to reverse this trend by exposing its members to STEM in a fun-filled environment ranging from field trips to surprise guest speakers and high-yield learning activities. Doing so however, requires raising critical funds to benefit the 2,000 children served by the club each year.
Realizing the importance of helping kids love learning, the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle’s junior board of directors set a goal of raising $5,000 to support the club’s STEM program.
The highlight of the cocktail party was a silent auction of specialty goods and services.
Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle junior board member include: Erica Aisner, Diane Cesa, Lauren Cesa, Kees Coughlin, Dori Graff, Sara Kaye, Diane Mulle’, Brooke Mueller, Courtney Nunns, Ashley Ranje, Ray Soares, Lisa Summa-Guarino, Jennifer Syken and Lauren Trotta.
The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle’s junior board of directors holds regularly scheduled meetings at the organization’s Mascaro Clubhouse at 79 Seventh St.
Anyone interested in attending should contact Rudy J. Breedy at 235-3736 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn specific meeting dates and times.
New member applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are available by visiting http://www.bgcnr.org.