The Foundry Announces 2-years of funding from the Margaret L Wendt Foundation for STEAM Afterschool Programs
Reinforcing science, technology, engineering, art, and math exploration through making
BUFFALO, NY – The Foundry announced it will be receiving a 2-year funding commitment from The Margaret L Wendt Foundation to support STEAM afterschool programs. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, The Foundry has continued to foster learning through making, and they are committed to providing career exploration opportunities to Buffalo youth now and in the future.
The Foundry offers afterschool programs for students in 7-12th grade focusing on STEAM, making and entrepreneurship. Their STEAM programs serve approximately 50 students every year and reinforce science, technology, engineering, art, and math through hands-on skill building, and new digital literacies used in making. Students design and fabricate projects in The Foundry’s makerspaces (wood, metal, textile, tech) using computer-assisted tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers.
“The Foundry is excited to continue our commitment as a community resource for Buffalo youth interested in STEAM, making and entrepreneurship,” said Megan McNally, Executive Director. “We are so thankful to the Margaret L Wendt Foundation for supporting students as they develop skills in making and exploring viable career options. We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing and fun environment for students to discover their passion for making and to unlock possibilities in their lives.”