Summer STEAM program launches at Akron Urban League

Yesterday, we kicked off our Pilot STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) program for 25 youth between the ages of 5-12. Throughout the 8-week program, students will develop their skills in the STEM fields using a NASA approved curriculum. At the end of the summer, the participants will have the chance to showcase their final project to community leaders employed in the STEM industries!

Our summer STEAM program will be the foundation for the return and direction of our after-school STEAM program that will start in the fall of 2017. Working with Summit Education Initiative, we will track and measure our results this summer and if we can show measurable improvement in our children’s abilities in math, vocabulary and science, we will open registration for your kids to become part of the Urban STEAM Team! Look for more information to follow.

Help Support our STEAM program!

Join us and Honorary Event Chair, Summit County Executive, Ilene Shapiro as we honor several outstanding women for their accomplishments in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math!

Honorees are: 

  • Diane Miller-Dawson, Director of Finance, The City of Akron
  • Dr. Julie Zhao, Assistant Dean, International Initiatives, The University of Akron
  • Cara Adams, Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports
  • Dr. Yoleetah Ilodi, Physician Leader, Office of Minority Affairs for Medical Education, Summa Health System

Proceeds from our 92nd Annual Gala and Academy of Leader’s Induction will support the continuation and further development of our STEAM after school program!

Event Details:

Friday, August 18, 2017
Grand Ballroom at Quaker Square
135 South Broadway Street
Akron, Ohio 44308

6:00 pm – Hors D’oeuvres and Cash Bar
6:45 pm – Dinner
7:45 pm – Academy of Leaders Induction Ceremony
8:30 pm – Entertainment by Motown Record’s The Temptations

Sponsorship Opportunities are available. For questions, contact Minette Boyd at