STEAM URBAN’s S.T.E.A.M. disciplined, trauma-conscious curriculum is broken up into six subject areas, which can be broken down into a series of workshops or chosen a la carte.
(The Journey to Self-Worth)
Bring out a person’s inner superhero and they will grow to be the best version of themselves possible! Self-esteem is a powerful gift for a holistic life. The power is within, we just have to own it! Students participate in activities that highlight their greatest potential and allow them to see that even the biggest dreams can become a reality. Effort, intention, and determination combined is a superpower: we can do anything that we put our minds to.
(Empowerment Through Civics & Social Justice)
Students learn how to govern themselves, collaborate, take accountability, and hold others accountable. It is important to take responsibility for making sure that our communities are the best they can be by establishing our voices and roles, holding true to integrity, and learning what resources are available. This subject engages students in shared decision making and discussion, through individual and group projects that highlight and enforce the importance of advocating for themselves and the people around them.
(Using Sustainable Science to Save the World)
This subject helps students become more conscious by learning about how their decisions impact the environment and how they can make a difference in climate change. Students will gain an appreciation for planet Earth: wildlife, humanity, and climate, understand the environmental challenges that we face from a humanistic view, and use their creativity to spread awareness and make their mark.
(Exploring the 5 Senses to Embody Success)
Activate student awareness by using their senses to learn about the world around them: the past, the present, and the future. Students will explore the five senses—sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste to explore the work of amazing Black artists (musicians, poets, painters, etc.) during The Harlem Renaissance. Discovering the power of listening, seeing, and feeling through thought-provoking-experiences that increase understanding and communication about who we are and our place in the world.
(Culinary Creativity and Community Gardening)
Become a creative culinary scientist! Students will learn about the role science has in nourishing our bodies through cultural exploration and experiments. They will be encouraged to question everything, while developing an understanding of plants, animals, and foods through experiential analysis. Students will learn about the benefits of gardening and how community gardens promote food security, a cleaner environment, and safe community spaces.
(Trauma-Conscious Learning Using the Arts)
Every student’s experience is valuable. Every student’s voice is valuable. Each will use art to express their unique perception of the world. Keep Art Alive is centered around art intervention, community empowerment, and the therapeutic benefits of art which promotes healing, liberation, and awareness. The program also uses nature as art through creative projects such as storytelling, poetry, and mixed media collages using found artifacts, natural elements (leaves, flowers, herbs), upcycling, and every student’s individuality.