Marshall Community Foundation Grant Award | 2023 STEM Saturday Program

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INNOVATE Albion Awarded $5000 Grant from Marshall Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council to Support STEM Saturdays.

ALBION, MI – INNOVATE Albion is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $5000 grant from the Marshall Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to support its STEM Saturdays program. STEM Saturdays is a monthly program that provides students of all ages and their families with hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant from the Marshall Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council,” said Caroline Hurteau, Executive Director of INNOVATE Albion. “With their support, we can continue to provide students in our community with access to high-quality STEM education and help inspire the next generation of problem solvers.”

STEM Saturdays are designed to be inclusive and accessible to all students and families, regardless of their backgrounds or previous experience with STEM subjects. The program offers a variety of engaging activities, from coding and robotics to 3D printing and physics experiments, all led by skilled volunteers and industry professionals.

The STEM Saturday program began in January 2023 and will continue throughout the year. The open-house style events are held on the third Saturday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm. The event is open to all students and families. For more information about the program and how to get involved, please visit the INNOVATE Albion website at

About INNOVATE Albion:

With a commitment to STEM education, INNOVATE Albion provides high-quality learning opportunities for students, educators, and professionals in the greater Albion region. Founded in 2019, INNOVATE Albion offers after-school and summer classes, FIRST Robotics teams, and other STEM-related educational opportunities.

About Marshall Community Foundation :
The Marshall Community Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to improving quality of life in Marshall, and throughout Calhoun County. The Foundation holds permanently endowed funds from a range of donors and serves as a conduit for special projects and the distribution of grants in support of innovative programs.

Caroline Hurteau, Executive Director INNOVATE Albion
200 W. Center Street
Albion, MI 49224

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