Mindbender Academy to be Offered Virtually June 8-11

May 21, 2020

The Frisco Education Foundation (FEF) will host its popular Mindbender Academy, a summer camp for incoming Frisco ISD middle school students, online June 8-11. Registration is open now.

The program, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), aims to introduce students to careers they may not have previously considered, as well as the skill sets necessary to be successful in those fields. 

This year’s partners for the virtual camp include Toyota, Microsoft, Bank of America, Nokia, Frisco ISD, NuMinds, Movie Institute, RBFCU and Snapology. 

“Technology is allowing us to find creative ways to deliver the educational content,” said Peter Burns, FEF Board member and chair for Mindbender. “It’s exciting for us, and for the participants, because we’ve come up with new strategies and ideas for hosting Mindbender Academy that we’ve never tried or thought of before.” 

Students will sign up to participate online in either a morning or afternoon session and select two activities of their choice for STEAM challenges.

The cost of the program is $150 plus an additional $20 for a take-home kit for students who sign up for the engineering activity on Tuesday, June 9.

“It was extremely important to the Frisco Education Foundation, as well as our supporters and partners, to continue to provide this program for students despite the current circumstances,” said Allison Miller, director of FEF. 

“Although the format will be different than in years past, we are excited to take this journey with our campers, volunteers and partners, and look forward to opening students’ minds to new career possibilities,” Burns said.

Click here to learn more about Mindbender Academy.

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