Program Overview:

TechTown Foundation is partnering with Bess T. Shepherd Elementary to provide an Extended Learning After School Program.  This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee.  TechTown Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the focus of providing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) education for youth ages 7 – 17.

The 21st Century Extended Learning Program (21st CELP) strives to provide a safe, educationally enriching, fun and rewarding experience for students during the after school hours of 3:00pm – 5:15pm. Students will have the opportunity to engage in activities that will benefit them emotionally, physically, and educationally. The program includes snacks, homework help, specialized tutoring, and STEAM-based enrichment activities such as robotics, coding, 3D design, circuitry, and film. Staff trained to meet the needs of children and to provide positive adult role models conduct the program.

TechTown Foundation Mission:

TechTown is a technology and entrepreneurial learning center. We are dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators—our youth. Designed for children across all skill levels and demographics from ages 7 to 17, TechTown is a place where kids discover, learn, and explore the limitless possibilities of their imaginations.

Bess T. Shepherd Mission:

At our school we aim to be a student-centered, globally conscious, and close-knit community that fosters student leadership and engagement. Our students are our future, and therefore we give them every opportunity to become leaders and proactive learners at the school through our extracurricular activities. We offer sports clubs, science and robotics clubs, a yearbook club, and a leadership academy. 

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