FAE is celebrating five years of serving the community and almost 1,000 students!

For 2020 the Academy is going online!


Check out our Summer Academy Photo Album!

“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

Lilla Watson,

aboriginal elder, activist and educator from Queensland, Australia.

The FAE Summer Academy provides 5-weeks of fun and challenging summer learning  for low-income children in our Skagit Valley communities.

 In partnership with Skagit Valley College and local school districts, children preschool through  grade nine receive transportation to and from the college campus, and two free meals each day.

Certified teachers and college fellows, who are studying to be teachers, incorporate literacy and reading into a curriculum based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Enrichment activities include music, art, and field trips!

Each student receives one new book each week to build their own home library.

​In 2019, the actual cost per student was about $1,700,  but thanks to donations from generous supporters,

along with grants and charitable contributions, FAE was able  to offer the entire five week program to families for just $60 per child (maximum $160 per family) 

The FAE is a non-profit organization powered by volunteers who give tirelessly to the work at hand.






  • We provide rigorous, interesting STEM  challenges

  • We introduce STEM career options

  • We invite hands-on learning and exploration in all classrooms

We utilize the Boston Museum of Science Engineering Education curriculum in each classroom with Wee Engineering (Preschool), EiE for Kindergarten, Engineering is Elementary (Grades 1-5), Engineering Adventures (Grades 3-5), Engineering Everywhere (Grades 6-8).

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Mailing address: PO Box 945, Mt. Vernon WA 98273

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Skagit FAE is a nonprofit charitable organization incorporated in the state of Washington and is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.