A $10,000 grant from Avangrid Foundation, in partnership with Avangrid subsidiary Rochester Gas & Electric Corp., will pay to make some summer learning camps free at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.
According to the RMSC, the grant will cover the cost of one week of Curiosity Camp for 50 children from the City of Rochester. The camps help prevent summer learning loss, an issue that plays a role in low graduation rates, such as those at many of the schools in the Rochester City School District.
Nearly 2,500 children attend camps at the museum each summer, focusing on activities such as robotics, dinosaurs, virtual reality, archaeology, animation, and space. The hands-on programs engage children ages 2 to 15 and help generate excitement in learning.
“We are thrilled to be investing in such a timely and important opportunity for young people,” said Nicole Licata Grant, director of Avangrid Foundation. “It is exciting to be part of making a difference and contributing to the future of tomorrow’s young leaders and the workforce.”
Openings are still available for select RMSC summer Curiosity Camps, which run from June 24 to Aug. 23. Information and registration are available online or by calling (585) 697-1942.
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