Science Museum Oklahoma offers a mobile after-school program for low-income students

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A popular local museum now offers after-school programs for students living in low-income housing.

Oklahoma Science Museum has partnered with the Oklahoma City Housing Authority to provide after-school programs for students living in OCHA housing sites.

Organizers say specially trained facilitators will lead 12 day-long sessions to introduce students to creativity, excitement and innovation using the museum’s Mobile Maker space.

The museum says students will learn how to use laser cutters, CNC milling machines, vinyl cutters, sewing machines and basic electronic components.

Organizers say they hope it sparks a passion for learning and interest in STEM careers.

“We are delighted to partner with OCHA to offer these programs and introduce students to the culture of creators. By bringing the Mobile Maker space into the community, we’re removing a major barrier to students being able to have these experiences. We are grateful to the Oklahoma City Housing Authority and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation for their enthusiastic support of this effort,” said Clint Stone, vice president of programs and collections.