Family STEM Night - Lights on Afterschool Event

BASE Luther and BASE Rockwell hosted our 1st Family STEM Night on Thursday, October 24th, 4:30-6:00pm. The event included a taco bar dinner for all who attend, 4 STEM stations with activities, supplies and stickers for completion, Lights of Afterschool coloring activities and KIND bar snacks to celebrate the Afterschool Alliance’s 20th year of advocating for quality afterschool programs for children, and BASE information and membership packets for the 2019-2020 after school program. The event was open to and welcomed 104 BASE kids, their families and community members. All were invited to investigate the different properties of liquids at our science station, engineer a parachute and test it’s effectiveness through test trials, play fun math games, take the technology quiz, talk with STEM/business professionals about STEM careers and skills, and talk to BASE staff members about membership for after school and summer programs.

Please enjoy the pictures from our 1st Family STEM Night and important information below which explains why after school programming is so beneficial and drives our mission here at BASE to provide quality, out of school care that will inspire our local youth to be contributing, productive and responsible community members through intentional programming that supports positive character development and unique opportunities to grow as individuals.

BASE membership for the 2019-2020 after school program is currently at 154 BASE kids which also includes 4 Junior Staff middle school students. During this fall semester, BASE staff are responsible for providing quality programs in the areas of art, diversity and foreign language, STEM, healthy lifestyles and mindfulness, and also providing daily recreation time, reading time and homework help. The BASE after school program currently operates Monday-Friday, 3-6pm during the academic school year at all 4 Fort Atkinson public schools. BASE also remains open on select early release days 11:50am-6:00pm and no school days 7:30am-6:00pm. BASE also offers a full-time wrap around summer program during the months of June, July and August, offering care Monday-Friday 7:30am-6:00pm, and 12 noon-6:00pm during the weeks that the School District of Fort Atkinson summer school programs are in session. Stay connected with BASE through our website, Facebook page, and Instagram page.