"Great Futures in STEM start in our Club! See for yourself in this video of our Innovation Squad at work. #GreatFutures #InnovationSquad #MackCali #MacallanAir" – Courtesy of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County
The Innovation Squad
Twice a week for 8 weeks, The Innovation Squad – a collaboration between Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, The Macallan Group, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County – will give kids ages 8- to 12-year-olds from Hoboken and Jersey City the opportunity to learn STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), teamwork, and life skills.
The Innovation Squad is led by mentors who bring unique backgrounds of creative and technical expertise and experience. The program, funded by Mack-Cali, accommodates 12 children per session. Throughout the course, the children, along with their mentors, will learn to operate robots, build a Web page, design a logo, learn about branding, create a storyboard and script, and produce a movie.
The Boys & Girls Clubs’ Innovation Squad Feature Film will be a showcase event at the end of the program and give the students the opportunity to present their work. This event, in May/June, will bring together students, staff, parents, and sponsors and will be open to the media.