In a world of increasingly high demands for scientific and technological innovation, The STEAM Project encourages youth to use their skills to improve the lives of others through hands-on experiences with new and emerging technology while focusing on empathy and designing with purpose. We have been building our program for children and teens for over four years and are now active in both Richmond Hill and Innisfil.
- To make children & teens think about the future, including new improvements and inventions to better the lives of others through a human-centered approach to thinking & creating.
- Give innovative and inspired young people the opportunity to experiment in ways often unavailable at school with the technology often unavailable at home.
- Create a specific environment where new ways of thinking, learning, and imagining are valued & celebrated.
Our Core Principles
Curiosity - Inventor’s Mindset - Leading Edge Skills
Question the world around you; think alternatively and creatively.
Take in as much as you can of every opportunity and experiment.
Think like an Inventor
Have a Growth Mindset.
Understand how other people think and feel differently.
Make mistakes and take risks, but do so with purpose.
Develop Your Skills
Learn how to use tools and technology and practice hands-on building skills.
Apply original and innovative thinking.
Ask yourself how you can help others.
The STEAM Project’s name comes from the acronym of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics: all of which are disciplines that campers will learn about and develop skills in as they relate to the projects we build and problems we solve.
We believe that the best teaching and learning is done with passion, or when the work given or experiments done are done so with purpose.
Our way of intersectional learning allows for students to explore the interactions between these disciplines as opposed to learning about them individually or during separate periods of the school day.
As kids imagine, design, and create projects with us, they learn about and develop skills in these areas as they relate to projects we build and problems we solve.
The STEAM Project is proudly involved with a number of community members, some of which include: the York Region District School Board, the Richmond Hill Curling Club, Home Depot, Richland Academy, Discovery Academy, Century Montessori, as well as Camp Manitou and Camp Walden.