NIU STEAM has partnered with the DeKalb School district to offer this unique program for middle school children. The program runs every afternoon on NIU’s campus in our STEAM Classroom and offers a fun space for students to learn about STEAM topics while also getting homework help.
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STEAM projects are led by knowledgeable, well-trained staff who love to teach, laugh and have fun.
Students will influence the direction of the program as they choose the topics and projects that most interest them.
DeKalb School District 428 Middle School Students
Priority to students with the following criteria:
What is the cost to attend the Barb City STEAM Team program?
The program is available at no financial cost to middle school students in DeKalb school district 428. Priority will be given to students receiving free or reduced lunch, having a single-parent head of household, living in Annie Glidden North community, who would be the first in their family to attend college and/or referred from school personnel.
Is transportation available for students to attend the Barb City STEAM Team program?
Transportation is available for students. Students are picked up at their middle school and delivered to campus to the STEAM Classroom. Transportation home is also available to students who require it.
What will students do during their time at the Barb City STEAM Team program? Upon their arrival, students will receive a snack and spend some time working on homework. NIU student mentors will assist students with their schoolwork as needed. Students will then participate in fun and engaging STEAM themed activities and projects, led by NIU STEAM instructors.