Young Dragons is a 6-week summer camp offered at no cost for middle school students in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone. This program is a partnership between The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Drexel University, providing innovative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Athletics, and Mathematics) developed specifically for 10-14 year-old learners.
Based at Drexel’s ExCITe Center and Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, our program philosophy is that children in West Philly should experience cutting-edge activities and technology based on the latest advances in learning science. We believe that creating and making offer the best ways to learn, and our program designers apply their expertise in science, art, technology, music, engineering, sports, computing, education, and more to develop every aspect of the curriculum. For 2019, our curriculum incorporates a wide variety of STEAM activities, including:
- Sports Science
- Music Technology
- Sneaker Design & Engineering
- Visual Arts & Animation
- Dance, Movement & Design
- Space Exploration
- And more!
The program runs Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-1:00pm, beginning Monday, June 17th and concluding Thursday, July 25th. Each week is comprised of different activities, and breakfast and lunch are provided.
Participants should be rising 5th-8th graders residing in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone, an area served by the following middle schools: Alain Locke Elementary, Morton McMichael School, Martha Washington Elementary, Science Leadership Academy Middle School, and Belmont Charter School. For reference, the Promise Zone is indicated on this map.