Youngstown YMCA

Oh Wow Donates STEM Kits to the YMCA


Youngstown Ohio, March 3rd, 2021 — The Central YMCA of Youngstown is excited to announce a generous donation by OH WOW!, an anchor and economic development engine in downtown Youngstown’s central business district. OH WOW! graciously provided our Central YMCA of Youngstown with STEM Science Activity Kits for our Scholastic Support Program participants, bringing entertainment, education, and a lot of fun to our youth. 

Ella Polen, an OH WOW! Educator conducting the digital programming with the YMCA students says, “I look forward to working with these students every week. It’s great to see them get excited about OH WOW!’s STEM Science Activity kits. I especially love that older students are working with younger students.” OH WOW! launched the STEM Science Activity Kit to encourage children to learn through hands-on, imaginative play, and critical thinking

In addition to the STEM Science Activity kits, the OH WOW! team delivers a great virtual learning experience that our kids absolutely love. Through the OH WOW! program, our YMCA youth engage in several STEM-related projects. These activities stimulate their minds and help prepare them for their future.

Shawn Armstrong, Executive Director of the Central YMCA of Youngstown expresses his gratitude for the gift saying, “It has been absolutely priceless to watch our youth look forward to and enjoy learning in this way. We are truly grateful for the collaboration with OH WOW! all being made possible by the support of TCF Bank (previously Chemical Bank).”


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