Center for Academic Enrichment
Photo credit - Pablo Acala, Lexington Herald-Leader
LSTEAM: Language, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math
United Way of the Bluegrass, in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools and the local business community launched the Center for Academic Enrichment (LSTEAM.)
The Center for Academic Enrichment is a United Way funded academic program created in conjunction with Fayette County Public Schools. The Center is designed to offer academic opportunity and support to students of Hispanic heritage. The program is a combination of in-school programming and out of school supports. The students participate in advanced math and science classes with the goal of enrollment in a post-secondary course of study in a STEAM related field.
Leestown Middle School
Bryan Station High School
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
The LSTEAM program provides a framework for students to maximize the resources and creative energy at the participating schools through a rigorous course of studies that will prepare students with the 21st century skills they need to succeed.
Students are provided support services to enable them to achieve these goals e.g., extra time to complete course work, guidance from the program director, extra math and science courses, mentorship and tutoring, field trips to STEAM focused businesses, ACT preparation/ tutoring, and summer programming, as well as the added benefit of direct participation in the program from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE.)