Carlsbad, CA – The Science Action Club is coming to SOAR—a new CEF after-school program designed for middle school students. SOAR (Students Obtaining Academics & Recreation), specifically targets and supports the needs of middle school youth by providing a wide variety of stimulating academic, social, and recreational activities.
The addition of the new Science Action Club will provide SOAR with a comprehensive science program including hands-on science activities, scientific research opportunities, and nature exploration. The Science Action Club, which is supported by the California Academy of Sciences, includes a full suite of resources such as: a science curriculum guide, supplies for hands-on nature investigations, custom-configured digital learning tools, and citizen science projects where youth are able to explore the environment and contribute meaningful data to authentic science research as citizen scientists. Whether students are designing satellites, or collecting and identifying arthropods, the Science Action Club will be a fun and enriching addition to our SOAR program!
The SOAR after-school program for grades 6-8, is offered to Aviara Oaks Middle School, Calavera Hills Middle School, and Valley Middle School. Highlights of the program include: academic support, leadership development, community service projects, The Science Action Club, STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), physical and social development activities, and enrichment clubs. SOAR operates all school-year, Monday through Friday, immediately after-school until 6:00pm.
Enrollment for SOAR is now open. To sign-up for enrollment, visit our website www.carlsbaded.org. For more information, contact our program director, Jose De Anda at (760) 929-1555.
About the Carlsbad Educational Foundation
The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1983 to raise private support for public education and contribute to the enrichment of nearly 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District. Since its inception, the foundation has contributed over $7 million in targeted grants for programs in Carlsbad schools, primarily in the areas of music, science and educational innovation–programs that would otherwise not be possible with California’s current school funding budget. The foundation operates four business related programs, including Kids’ Care, a comprehensive before and after-school K-5 childcare program, that meet the needs of local families while earning income that covers the foundation’s operating costs. As a result, 100 percent of all donations to the foundation fund these programs, directly benefiting our students. For more information, visit www.carlsbaded.org