Preparing Students for the Future

The SHINE Afterschool Program is designed to give students a strong social and academic foundation for future success. In order to do that, SHINE teachers emphasize how lessons are directly connected to the jobs and careers that will be in high demand in the coming years.

Each school year, the SHINE Centers develop a curriculum designed around core STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) themes. While each Center builds individual lessons within the curriculum, each activity must be tied in to career learning. 

"It is critical that students understand not just what they're learning, but why. SHINE helps students develop the skills and knowledge that will help them succeed in the future workplace. SHINE students are excited about learning and engaged in the lessons that will make them the leaders of tomorrow.


- Rachel Strucko
Director, SHINE Afterschool

SHINE students learn about renewable energy while building a solar oven.

These SHINE students aren't just playing with cars – they're learning about circuitry and robotic engineering.

Through generous public and private grants, SHINE has been able to invest in educational space and cutting-edge technology which allows students to engage in hands-on lessons every day.

Past SHINE Activities have involved activities using robotics, circuitry and 3D printing. 

Check this page often to read about other hands-on activities that help SHINE students prepare for success in their future.

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