James (Jay) Wengle
James (Jay) Wengle, MSc, B.Ed has spent 10 years with the York Region District School Board as a High School Science teacher and has co-authored a health and nutrition book from his 4 years working in research/education at Sick Kids Hospital while working as a professor at York University. His vision for the STEAM Project is to create and expand the program to inquisitive children, and to give the opportunities unavailable to him as a child.
“When I was younger, I spent most of my time tinkering with computers and electronics. I took apart most of my toys to see how they worked and redesigned them.” - Jay
In the 20 years prior to his work with at-risk youth alongside The York Centre from 2007-2010, Jay spent his summers working with Camp Manitou as head of staff/director, program designer, and counselor. He has also produced curriculum for The Learning Partnership, CAPHERD, and Right To Play.