From 0 to 17 in under 2 years at Illinois – Wisconsin Stateline

Morrisville, NC, Janesville, WI and Rockton, IL 3/26/18

“I love that we can just get to code on our own and … do whatever we want with it”, said Ava.STEM STEAM in Illinois Wisconsin stateline

Anu loves being creative with the ability to personalize her creations. Mason is enjoying learning about aerospace and doesn’t miss a beat in saying he wants to be back for more.

These and many more elementary students in the IL-WI Stateline area are experiencing computer programming, robotics and aerospace engineering thanks to the STEM For Kids programs being offered by franchise owners Donna and Gary Curtis.

“STEM for Kids has made a giant splash on the Illinois – Wisconsin Stateline area!   We have been welcome with open arms to Illinois and are growing rapidly”, says Donna.

Educators and parents see the incredible value being offered as requests for programming comes in daily.  Donna and Gary launched their operations in Southern Wisconsin in spring 2016 and subsequently grew into areas in Illinois. In under 2 years, they have grown their program offerings from 0 to 17 sites in the Stateline region.

“We  look forward to expanding our growth through more summer camps, after-school programs, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Programs, and our recently introduced Battle of the Bots competitions!”

Their team of STEM Coaches, Mindy, Bree, Gary, Tylor, Andrew, Laura, Alesha, Jannel and Katie represent a diversified talent pool comprising of teachers to education, computer science and engineering degree students. “We continue to hire a diversified staff to provide outstanding role models and inspire the children to love STEM as much as we do”, she adds.

STEM STEAM in Illinois Wisconsin statelineThrough her research and experience in education, Donna, who is a former educator, had determined that STEM For Kids provides the right balance of STEM learning and hands-on engagement for children. This determination led to their decision to become a STEM For Kids franchisee. Since then, STEM For Kids franchise has been recognized as a top children’s educational franchise by the Entrepreneur and the Startups Magazine. STEM For Kids’ innovative lineup of STEM / STEAM curriculum remains unparalleled in the industry.

Donna envisions to continue the momentum of providing varied and continually evolving curricula and programs.  Children can look forward to more engineering options as well as advanced robotics and various computer programming opportunities.   “We are amazed to see integration of young adults inspiring young children to experience the marvelous benefits of STEM!”

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STEM For Kids® provides the broadest array of engineering, biomedicine, computer programming and advanced manufacturing programs for children in grades preK-8 through summer camps, afterschool programs and classes in and outside schools. Founded by a recognized business leader in STEM, Moni Singh, the Raleigh North Carolina based company has now expanded from its roots in the Triangle to multiple territories across the USA and outside.
The global expansion is continuing at a healthy pace through franchising of the renowned STEM For Kids business system and innovative curricula. The STEM For Kids brand is generating significant national and international interest and has made into various “Best of ” lists including Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top New Franchises, Best Trends, Franchise 500, The Vangaurd List, Startup Magazine’s Companies Ready to Make you the Boss and Franchise Gator’s Franchise 100 lists.
National and international franchise opportunities are available.Business owners can start with as low as $20,000. Entrepreneurs with a passion to impact their community through education can learn more and apply at the STEM For Kids website, or call +1 866 991 7053.
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