We are proud to recognize longtime Y partner, Gas South, for their three-year commitment to funding Y STEAM programs. Gas South’s generous donation recently built a STEAM lab at The Carl E. Sanders Family Y at Buckhead, and in the future will support STEAM afterschool programming across our association.
Gas South employees played an active role in setting up the lab and painting ceiling tiles with STEAM related artwork. The Gas South team also revitalized the learning garden at the Sanders Family Y and will continue to maintain it, while engaging the afterschool students in learning about gardening at the same time. In addition, Gas South has instituted a program that allows its employees to participate in hands-on programs with Y kids in the STEAM lab on an ongoing basis.
The Sanders Family Y’s After School Enrichment program serves 80 to 100 children from Title 1 schools on Atlanta’s Westside daily, providing tutoring, mentoring, health education (Youth Fit 4 Life), sports/recreation and – now – STEAM education. To ensure that ability to pay and transportation are not barriers, the Y offers this program at no cost to families. Transportation is provided from the schools to the Y when the school day ends and home each evening.