Keystone Science School has been nominated for Best Non-Profit in Summit County!
Keystone Science School is grateful for our community and honored to have been nominated for Best Non-Profit in Summit County! It’s truly each and every camper, student, and teacher we interact with who make this organization so special. We always strive to listen to the needs of the community and make an impact through our programs and mission.
The After School CATCH program is one example in which Keystone Science School has truly listened to the needs of the community and done whatever we can to meet those needs. Based on community surveys, communication with parents, and staying in touch with School District needs, we have learned about the importance of after school care for our working families. In order to meet this need, Keystone Science School has worked with many community organizations to offer the After School CATCH program.
Not only is this program each day after school but is offered on a sliding fee scale. This offering relies on KSS to fundraise over $225K annually just to support our community through this program. While it is a challenge to fundraise and continually hire over 15 staff members to serve this program, it is a challenge worth tackling.
Our ability to listen and meet the needs of the community is also highlighted by the creation of our Girls in STEM program. In a conversation with Summit Cove Elementary Principal, Crystal Miller, the challenge of engaging her female students in science came up. Knowing that engaging young women in STEM subjects is a national challenge, Keystone Science School decided to take on this issue.
Now for over 4 years, we have been offering a Girls in STEM program with the support of female STEM mentors. In order to make this program as accessible as possible, we raise over $50k annually to support all females in the pursuit of STEM career paths. These are just some of the programs highlighting our impact on the community.
Please consider voting for Keystone Science School as Summit Daily’s Best Non Profit.