Please Note: Due To Covid-19 the hours and days may change
FAE is celebrating five years of serving the community and almost 1,000 students!
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.”
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 program, and two free meals each day.
Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions the program location may be changed in 2021
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.
The actual cost per student is about $1,800, but thanks to donations from generous supporters,
along with grants and charitable contributions, FAE is able to offer the entire five week program to families for just $60 per child (maximum $150 per family)
The FAE is a non-profit organization powered by volunteers who give tirelessly to the work at hand.
FAE SUMMER ACADEMY
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).