Oct. 2019 - Dec. 2019
Helping Hands so far most ambitious and successful project is its 2019 STEAM+ Project. The project was to mentor 3rd-grade students at a Title 1 elementary school about robotics and coding. This school was Biscayne Beach Elementary, where many Helping Hands members are alumni from, making it a great and personal school to work with.
Every week, members of Helping Hands visited Mr. Nudleman's class bringing new activity and lesson plan. Topics included exploring problems and possible solutions to issues such as climate change, energy efficiency, and handicapped accessibility. Over a period of three months, the students got to demonstrate their solutions by designing, constructing, and programming buildings using Lego WeDo 2.0 sets, allowing them to learn the basics of coding and robotics. At the end of the project, the students presented their buildings to their classmates, teachers, principals, and even to the City of Miami Beach Mayor and Commissioners.
This project was entirely funded through the City of Miami Beach STEAM+ Initiative. We are eternally grateful for them allowing this project to exist.