SAM Academy

Founded in 2011, the mission of SAM Academy is to help communities build leadership and capacity for success by supporting youth and their parents to become contributing members of society through hands-on and making experiences with an integrated approach to learning science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and the Arts.

A 501 (c)(3) non-profit, SAM Academy relies on donations to keep programs operating. Please donate today. 

 

Our Services

Free Saturday STEM Workshops

March 9, 2024 – OPEN
April 13 , 2024 – OPEN
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
Information – 559-399-3090

STEM Workshop: Engaged students will become experts with the process of identifying a problem, researching, building prototypes, and testing solutions. Guided by expert staff, youth will begin with simple projects and progress to more complex designs and solutions. 

March Special – free music registration with enrollment for private lessons, mariachi, or ballet folklorico. 

 

Registration – 559-399-3090

Science

Support communities to build leadership and capacity for success by supporting youth and their parents to become contributing members of society through hands-on and Making experiences with an integrated approach to learning science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), the Arts, and computer science. Core values include: Excellence in all; Supportive and healthy communities; Respect for diverse learners; Equity and social justice; Youth development through intergenerational mentoring; and creativity leading to innovation and thinkers doing their best work.

Making

We offer great opportunities for youth to express their creativity and innovation. Our workshop environment provides a unique and safe space for exploring the world of Making and STEM. With our experienced instructors, we are here to guide youth to excel in a studio and workshop environment using a variety of medium and tools. Projects are integrated with science and engineering, exploring applications that are based in real-world experiences.

Music

With our amazing team of music instructors you can learn how to play a variety of different instruments and genres. We encourage all types of music from classical to modern, and provide excellent instruction to our students in piano, violin, guitar, drums, and voice. Students participate in two recitals per year, with choice of music/piece they wish to perform. Click on the picture above for more details!

ABOUT US

Who are we?

Founded in 2011, the mission of SAM Academy is to help communities build leadership and capacity for success by supporting youth to become contributing members of society through hands-on and Making experiences with an integrated approach to learning science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and the Arts.

 

Core values of SAM Academy include: Excellence in all; Supportive and healthy communities; Respect for diverse learners; Equity and social justice; Youth development through intergenerational mentoring; and innovation supported by applied creativity as a workplace skill. 

 

Students come to our community-based programs and have avoided exposure to juvenile violence, drug experimentation and use, and gang recruitment and joining.