On December 18th, 10% of all book sales made in-store and online will be donated to The Big-Brained Superheroes Club, a non-profit group working at the Yesler Community Center, empowering young people and fostering their interest in STEAM. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics).
While all the kids in The Big-Brained Superheroes Club could use a new pair of shoes and a new toy or two this holiday, the gift we are working to give them is much bigger. Our afterschool program at Yesler Community Center is dedicated to the idea that Big-Brained Superheroes deserve a place where they have the power and inspiration to develop their realworld superpowers, such as Creativity, Teamwork, and Persistence. In each club meeting, not only do we help our Big-Brained Superheroes find fun ways to work together to do homework and build learning skills, we also offer super nerdy hands-on projects and activities, including binary counting, electronics construction and deconstruction, and pop-up art creation.
Over the last three years, The Big-Brained Superheroes Club has held hundreds of meetings that have immersed the brains of well over 180 kids in academic and STE(A)M activities and engaged over a dozen former hallway lurkers in deeper, longer-term projects, such as developing the club’s electronics and digital logic lab (supported, in part, by The City of Seattle and SparkFun). Now that our big investment in rapid innovation and club development is showing such positive effects, we need your help to build more and better Big-Brained Superheroes in the community.
You can learn more about The Big-Brained Superheroes Club, as well donate to them directly at their website.