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Future Investigators of STEM

February 18, 2016

Scholars Unlimited Afterschool Program to Host
‘Future Investigators STEM Night’ at Ashley Elementary

The Scholars Unlimited afterschool program at Denver’s Ashley Elementary School will host a Future Investigators STEM Night on February 18, an event for the entire family that will spotlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and introduce parents to fun and educational STEM activities they can do with their children at home.

More than 100 parents and children are expected to attend. Scholars Unlimited president Kathleen King will be speaking and Ashley Elementary principal Zachary Rahn will be in attendance.

STEM activities will include:
• Engineering bridges, towers, and more using a variety of shapes.
• Mathematics game creation as part of a weekly afterschool club.
• A representative from Surrey Satellites US will provide an interactive presentation about gravity, mass, and weight. Students will receive a take-home satellite model.
• Fun with liquids, including a will-it-float game, butter churning and water bottle tornadoes.

What: Future Investigators STEM Night, featuring fun, hands-on STEM activities (and frozen yogurt!)
Sponsor: Scholars Unlimited afterschool program
When: February 18, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Ashley Elementary, 1914 Syracuse Street, Auditorium and Gym
Who: Ashley students, families and staff, joined by local policymakers

The Scholars Unlimited program’s partners include the Denver Parks and Recreation Department, Ashley Elementary School, Surrey Satellite US, Teacher’s Professional Resource, the Afterschool Alliance, and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.

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Originally founded as Summer Scholars, Scholars Unlimited is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting low-income, academically struggling young learners by providing rigorous literacy instruction and robust enrichment opportunities in order to help students achieve measurable success and to inspire life-long learning. For more information, visit or watch us at

Scholars Unlimited Site Coordinator Patrick Wilhelm (@patowilhelm) is a 2015-2016 Afterschool Ambassador, selected last summer by the Afterschool Alliance to be just one of 15 Ambassadors from around the nation.


February 18, 2016
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