At The Creative Coast, we are passionate about growing entrepreneurship and STEAM education here in the Coastal Georgia Region. With the right education and opportunities, the next generation of leaders and innovators can solve some of the world’s biggest problems! They are the future scientists, medical professionals, engineers, coders, mathematicians, researchers, creatives, and entrepreneurs.
In 2020, despite the pandemic, we were able to reach 290 youth through various programs run by or supported by the Creative Coast. Programs like Girls Who Code, the Summer STEAM Coding Camp, and GRIT Jr. to name a few. In 2022, we want to quadruple that number, but we can't do it without the support of the community.
This giving season, The Creative Coast is launching a new fund. The eSTEAM Fund is dedicated to cultivating entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics programming for K-12 youth in the region. 100% of the funds raised will go to support local organizations, clubs, camps, and teachers educating Savannah's youth on entrepreneurship and/or STEAM.
The organizations we are currently teamed up with include: Girls Who Code, Operation One STEM at a Time, Georgia Tech CEISMC x Creative Coast Scholarship Program, and Stars School Initiatives. You can learn more about each of these local programs by scrolling below.
Will you help us reach our first goal of $5,000 by the start of 2022? Here are three ways you can help:
- Donate to the fund in whatever amount suits your budget.
- Share this page with others in your network.
- Spread the word on social media.
Meet Our Partners for the eSTEAM Fund
Stars School Initiatives
Stars School Initiatives is a 501(c)3 non-profit offering after-school activities for boys and girls in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School system. They also offer a summer camp for young African American men called "Growing Into Manhood" that pairs literacy, STEM, and social and emotional learning. Read more here.
CEISMC Scholarship Fund
The Creative Coast has partnered with the Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) to offer qualifying youth in the Savannah Chatham County Public School System scholarships to their Saturday STEAM labs and virtual after-school STEAM activities.
Learn more here.
Girls Who Code
Supported by The Creative Coast, Girls Who Code clubs are meant for girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models, and use Computer Science to change the world. Volunteer instructors provide a learning environment where young women are introduced to fundamental principles, technologies and skills associated with computer programming and Internet technologies.
Learn more about the club here.
Operation Changing the World One STEM at a Time
Operation One STEM at a Time is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that works to educate, enlighten and empower young women of color to explore and pursue STEM careers. Youth STEM workshops provide hands-on, design-thinking, and problem-solving activities for youth to creatively learn about topics like circuitry, hydraulics, and more. Read more here.
Learn more about Operation Changing the World One STEM at a Time by visiting them on Instagram at @operationonestematatime.
Donate to the eSTEAM Fund
Thank you for your contribution to the eSTEAM Fund, an education fund curated by The Creative Coast!