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Lahaina Tutor Project to hold creative thinking STEM camps in June

By Staff | Feb 27, 2020

The Lahaina Complex After School Tutoring Project, working with Noggin Builders Foundation, will hold creative thinking camps in Lahaina from June 1-5. PHOTO BY PAT ENDSLEY.

LAHAINA – The Lahaina Complex After School Tutoring Project, working with Noggin Builders Foundation, will bring its Creative Problem-Solving STEM-based camps to Lahaina on June 1-5, 2020.

Many of our world’s challenges will be solved using creative problem-solving and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.

Today’s keiki need these skills to become tomorrow’s leaders.

To help our keiki build creative problem-solving and STEM skills, the Lahaina Complex After School Tutoring Project is partnering with the Noggin Builders Foundation to provide free, hands-on camps for tutor project students in the third, fourth and fifth grades this summer.

Enrollment will be limited to 50 students each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students are asked to bring water and lunch each day.

Students in the tutoring programs will take home interest registration forms on Tuesday or Wednesday, March 3 or 4.

Parents are asked to return forms to Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary School as soon as possible.

The National Science Teachers Association has indicated that at an early age, all children have the ability to observe, explore and discover the world around them.

Research has demonstrated that early science, technology, engineering and math skills are the highest indicator of future academic success.

Engage your child’s natural curiosity and begin building those skills now!

The Lahaina Tutor Project has been working with Lahaina’s keiki for almost 20 years in the areas of language arts and math.

Working with an all-volunteer organization, thousands have received after school tutoring to help them increase their learning capabilities.

The tutoring project is pleased to be working with Noggin Builders Foundation this year to add STEM-based daily camps for tutor project keiki in grades three through five.

Some camps will be available to currently enrolled Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary School non-tutored fifth- graders.

The camps will be held at Princess Nahi’ena’ena School. Families may request one or more full-day camps.

Registration will begin in March and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

There will be no charge for the keiki to attend, and local volunteers will be assisting Noggin Builders Foundation in working with the students.

Children learn best while exploring. These camps are designed for the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders to engage the child’s innate sense of curiosity.

Through hands-on, interactive projects, children will experience Noggin Builders’ unique curriculum by designing, building and experimenting in many different STEM themes.

This unique learning process will help West Maui keiki build creative problem-solving skills, perseverance and flexibility.

For more information about the Lahaina Complex After School Tutoring Project, contact Nancy Eckman or Melissa Ancheta at Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary School.

Donations can be made to the Lahaina Complex Education Foundation/Tutor Project and/or to NogginBuilders.com.