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State Senator sponsors free STEM summer camp in Alabama's Black Belt region

Updated: Nov 23, 2021

Starting next week, middle and high school students across five Black Belt counties will have to opportunity to participate in a first-of-its-kind summer camp aimed at teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects and entrepreneurship.

The Singleton's Scholars: STEM Summer Enrichment Camp is sponsored by Senator Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro, and supported by Woods Promise, Incorporated in partnership with Glow Up Leadership Academy. The program runs from Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 30, 2021. Participation is free for middle and high school students in Hale, Greene, Marengo, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties.

Our360 News Spoke with Senator Singleton and Program Director Marshae Madison-Pelt about the initiative and the impact it will have on students:

WHAT: A free 3-week pilot summer STEM program designed to engage students in Science, Technology, English, Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The curriculum also includes entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and marketing components.

WHO: Middle and high school students in Hale, Greene, Marengo, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties. A virtual program may be offered to students outside the 5-county region if there is enough interest.

WHEN: The program begins on Monday, July 12, 2021 and will run through Thursday, July 29, 2021. Thursday, July 8 is the deadline to apply for the program.

WHERE: There will be a physical location for the program in each of the participating counties.

HOW: Email singletonscholars21@gmail for more information about the program or contact Program Directors, Marshae Madison-Pelt at 205-348-9474 or Dr. Charles C. Woods at 205-567-9378.

The student application is available at

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