The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne partnered again this year with Indiana Michigan
Power (I&M) to offer students in grades 4-6 the opportunity to further their STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math) education.
For six weeks, 13 Boys & Girls Club participants in the after-school program learned about careers in the energy
utility industry as well as doing hands-on three-dimensional computer programming and gaining knowledge of
electricity, electrical wiring and electrical safety.
“Combining career opportunities and STEM programs with great partners like Indiana Michigan Power provide our
children a well-rounded experience,” said Debby Stellwagen, Director of Community Relations for the Boys and
Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne. “The kids really enjoy hands on experiences which reinforces what they learn. The
I&M partnership is part of our new SPARK (Special Pathways for At Risk Kids) program to expose our members
to the many job and career options available after graduation.”
The program concluded Thursday at the I&M Service Center on Baer Road with activities that included buckettruck
rides, the opportunity to safely handle equipment and learning about power line repair.
“I&M is committed to being a good citizen in the communities we serve, and advancing young people’s knowledge
of science, technology, engineering and math is vitally important,” said Kim Sabrosky, I&M External Affairs
If you are interested in getting your child involved in the programs Boys and Girls Clubs have to offer please call
260-744-0998 or go to www.bgcfw.org.