RED BANK, NJ –The Pilgrim Baptist Church (PBC), will host the Summer STEAM Academy taking place from Monday, August 19th to August 23rd at the church located at 172 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank.

The STEAM Academy is a 5-day school readiness initiative that provides school-aged students (grades 3-12) with an opportunity to develop the skills and experience necessary for a successful start to the school year.

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics and students will also be exposed to social, health & wellness and career opportunity discussions designed to foster improved self-esteem and educational motivation.

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The cost of the Academy is $5.00 per student.  Scholarships are available and no student will be denied the opportunity to attend.

The program will promote healthy eating habits, evening meals, snacks and discussions on nutrition will be provided and is supported by a generous grant from the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.

“JBJ Soul Foundation is happy to support Pilgrim Baptist Church and its latest endeavor to assist students with a great start to the new school year,” said Marylou of the partnership. “Whether we are addressing a night of warmth at the Warming Center or giving students a “warm up” for a successful school year, the JBJ Soul Foundation is pleased to join PBC as they continue to provide opportunities to champion all in our community,” said Marylou Caputo, Community Program Manager at JBJ Soul Kitchen.  Caputo is supported by Pastor Porter of PBC to provide more opportunities for success in the community.

A "Back-to-School Festival" will conclude the week of activities on Saturday, August 24th.

The festival will provide backpacks & school supplies for every student, and is sponsored by The HOSA Fund, Inc. (House on Steven Avenue) the festival will provide backpacks and supplies to over 500 students in Monmouth, Ocean & Middlesex Counties. 

A barbecue, live entertainment, health screening, voter registration and other exhibits will be offered to all families.

To register on line, click HERE.

There is limited space available for the STEAM Academy.

Families are encouraged to register as soon as possible!

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