Sacramento Promise Zone’s SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) program has been selected as one of 14 applicants to receive the City of Sacramento’s 2018 Rapid Acceleration, Innovation and Leadership in Sacramento (RAILS) program grant. The City received 143 applications totaling $11.4 million in funding requests.The $50,000 award to SHRA (Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency) will benefit this free summer immersion program which serves 150 students in grades 3-5 and provides an opportunity for them to gain early exposure to science, engineering, math and technology, and to pursue STEM related careers in college. With the support of partners such as the National Society of Black Engineers and SMUD, the investment helps feed the workforce pipeline with qualified candidates and provide volunteer opportunities for college students, and employees to serve as mentors. City officials developed the RAILS program to help Sacramento become a hub of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in order to be recognized as a national innovation leader and create new private sector jobs that will bring new wealth to the community and drive growth in other industries.
Parent orientation for this 3 week program begins this Tuesday, July 17 at pm at South Sacramento Christian Center - 77021 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento CA, 95823. Programming will start next Monday, July 23, and runs during weekdays with engineering contests for participants held every Friday.
Sign-up now to show your support and help judge Friday competitions! Volunteers are needed for all three Fridays; July 27, August 3, and August 10. Register for this and other volunteer opportunities here: tinyurl.com/y7nqcb4w