Starting this week, there’s a new after-school option for third and fourth graders in the neighborhood. It’s called STEAM Ahead and is hosted at a brand new facility called Discovery Junction located at 808 W Spofford. It will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30pm.
If you think the building looks like a house, well, that’s because it is. The Spokane Central Seventh Day Adventist Church here in Emerson-Garfield worked hard to renovate the historic Craftsman bungalow in order use it for outreach activities like this.
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math, which will be the key activity areas for this enrichment program. We’ve been told that some students from Garfield Elementary are already scheduled to take part in STEAM Ahead at the outset.