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2nd Annual Just Say YES! STEM FEST: Celebrate GA STEM DAY at Microsoft

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Microsoft Store - Lenox Mall

3393 Peachtree Rd

Atlanta, GA 30326

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Help MetIncPowerCo celebrate GA STEM DAY 2018 at "2nd Annual Just Say YES! STEM FEST!" with Microsoft

This fun, educational, and STEM-packed day at Microsoft at Lenox Mall is just one additional way we transform everyday places into a Public Learning Classrooms!

For our 2nd Annual Just Say YES STEM FEST, we're inviting the community to this on-site hands-on and virtual learning experience, to have hands-on access to coding, app and digital device resources, 3-D maker software, Fresh Paint program via Surface tablets and resources. Fun for all ages and skill levels! This event is perfect for Pk-12 students, parents, K-12 educators, college students, and STEAM providers.

"Just Say YES! STEM FEST" is an annual event that launched on GA STEM DAY 2017 as part of Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company's Just Say YES! to Youth Initiative showcasing our Building E-STE(A)M For Youth Partnership Program.

Why digital skills?

From basic digital literacy to advanced computer science, digital skills are often out of reach for the young people who need them most. In a world being transformed by technology, all youth should have the opportunity to develop the creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills gained by learning computer science.

The focus of this event is to:

  • reinforce growth mindset in young people and transition their thinking from "I CAN'T" into "I CAN" for STEM-related curriculum and careers

  • help connect parents, educators and STEAM providers together to increase a capacity for a wider opportunity for partnership of resources and youth enrichment

  • increase impact for the lives of children needing a deeper exploration of computer science, technology, engineering, the arts, mechanics, math, and medicine.

  • serve the community in free open public spaces to increase the opportunities for fun learning environments for all people

The event is free and open to the general public, parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to pre-register for their child's attendance because workshops are first-come, first-served until capacity is filled.

Explore digital skills resources

Learn more about the impact of computer science education, see it in action, and get started with digital skills at our Parent University Resource Table!

Workshop Pre-Registration via Microsoft Lenox Mall location

Youth Workshops:

1:30pm Hour of Code: Minecraft coding – learn computer science with your favorite game ages 8+

In this free camp series, students ages 8+ learn key fundamentals of computer programming with Minecraft, using the Microsoft’s MakeCode platform.

  • Create original coding programs in their own Minecraft world

  • Learn new computer science concepts, such as events, coordinates, variables, and conditionals

  • Practice using computational, problem solving, and creative thinking skills

2:30pm Create Digital Art With Fresh Paint

In this free hands-class, we're getting STE(A)M powered by showcasing how art & tech work hand in hand. Students will learn to create and share their own digital art with the Fresh Paint app for Windows 10. They’ll explore the basics of Fresh Paint, using lifelike oil and watercolors, pastels, and more to craft their own unique works of art. Designed for students 8-12; PK-3rd graders can participate with assistance from a parent/guardian.

3:30pm Intro to DigiGirlz Experience

This free, intro hands-on session is a fun way for girls in middle school and high school (ages 14–18) to understand why computer science is important, and how they can use computer science to do things they already love doing even better.

4:00pm Xbox Gamer Power Hour Experience

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Parent University Class: Huddle around our Parent Resource Table to learn how to empower your student through Growth Mindset, Apps & More in this partnership between the Microsoft Store and Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company!

Our Approach

MetIncPowerCo routinely partners with other nonprofits, government agencies, educators, and businesses to reach young people who are least likely to have access to supplemental curriculum inside and outside of the classroom. Our partnership with Microsoft increases access to Computer Science education, while immersing historically underserved students with access to free public spaces to learn, explore and remain inspired.

Help us Transform "I CAN'T" into "I CAN"

Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization creating safe havens for children to learn and excel, while partnering with community stakeholders to increase the opportunity for healthy families and thriving communities.

Your donations and in-kind gifts are welcomed and tax-deductible.

For more information on ongoing resources for the community or ways to partner, connect with our online communities at:

Facebook.com/MetIncPowerCo and Facebook.com/WITHSTEMUCAN

or via email at partnerships@metincpowerco.org

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Microsoft store is located inside the Lenox Mall, Main level. Please park on the Bloomingdale Entrance and enter the mall.

Lenox Mall is accessible by public transportation including MARTA bus and train. See the MARTA schedules here:

MARTA Train Schedule: https://martaguide.com/train-schedules/

MARTA Bus Schedule: https://martaguide.com/marta-bus-schedules/

Driving? Use our Google Maps link here: https://goo.gl/maps/LMcWfDLaDVT2

Uber? www.uber.com

Lyft? www.Lyft.com


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Using Eventbrite, choose "contact organizer" link or email us directly at evolvestrivereach@gmail.com with subject line "Q&A STEM FEST 2018"

What's the refund policy?

This event is free and open to the public. Giveaways are first come, first served until depleted.

Donations and/or Sponsorships made to our organization help fulfill our mission to turn everyday places into public learning classrooms. All donations are tax-deductible and non-refundable for this event.

For questions and/or concerns with your donation or sponsorship please contact us at partnerships@metincpowerco.org

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