YMCA Inspires Next Gen Innovation


The YMCA of San Francisco offers kids hands-on programming in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Y STEAM engages a diverse demographic, with 90 percent of last year's participants reportedly African-American and Latino. Program curriculum ranges from woodwork to robotics and includes innovation workshops where students can build and display their creations.

Thingamajig Invention Convention originated at the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington DC and just returned to San Francisco for its second summer. With 50 innovation stations, including water and explosions, Science & Engineering, and All About Flight, Thingamajig brought a hands-on day of learning and innovation to over 1,000 Y campers. By engaging kids early on, Y STEAM equips them with the skills needed to close the opportunity gap and compete in today's technical job market. LEARN MORE