KCPS Kids Are Engineering A Great Summer

SEEK program provides a unique, hands-on STEM experience at King Elementary School


Kansas City, June 5, 2017: Students are building their futures during a unique summer experience offered by Kansas City Public Schools and the National Society of Black Engineers.

The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program is a fun and engaging opportunity for children in grades 3-5 who have an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). KCPS is offering the program in partnership with the NSBE.

“We’re trying to expose as many students as possible to STEM and engineering skills and careers,” site lead Racheida Lewis said. “We know that the younger a child is when he or she engaged in STEM activities, more likely they are to pursue a career in one of those related fields.”

This free, all-day program runs Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 23 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, which is located at 4848 Woodland Ave. It includes breakfast and lunch free-of-charge for all participants.

The program is part of a whole range of hands-on and fun learning options provided by KCPS as part of its 2017 Summer Acceleration. It will be led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community.

Students will work in teams, using their knowledge to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles involved in these processes. Each week, the students will take on a new project, culminating with a presentation, design competition and physical competitions that all parents are encouraged to attend.

View more photos by visiting the KCPS Flickr site.