Harrison, NJ - The New York Red Bulls and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) teamed up with After School All-Stars to announce a brand new Makerspace Lab today at Camden Elementary School in Newark, NJ. The lab was revamped with a fresh coat of paint, new furniture and 3D printers that will provide students with a space to develop new skills through hands-on learning. Other features that will be integrated soon include a mobile kitchen, photography/sound engineering equipment and hydroponic garden.
Red Bulls players Tyler Adams and Kevin Politz were joined by General Manager Marc de Grandpre along with SNHU's Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Steve Thiel, After School All-Stars Executive Director Nicole Harris and students of Camden Street Elementary School.
"We are honored to join our partner Southern New Hampshire University in announcing this important educational and developmental lab for the students of Camden Elementary," saidde Grandpre. "Thanks to the support of the After School All-Stars, children will have the opportunity to learn new skills that will be applicable now and for years to come."
"We are thrilled to be here with the New York Red Bulls to announce a brand new Makerspace Lab for the students of Camden Street Elementary," said Bill Hartglass, vice president of strategic partnerships, SNHU. "Our hope is that the lab will provide students with the space to experiment, tap into their creativity and develop new skills through hands-on learning."
"We are very excited to be able to support the Red Bulls and SNHU in their commitment to provide a Makerspace Lab," said Harris. "The impact this will leave on the students will be immeasurable."
About New York Red Bulls
The New York Red Bulls are one of 23 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996. They currently play home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull GmbH for which the team is named.
About Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 85-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving 100,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the "Most Innovative" regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each student. Learn more at www.snhu.edu.
About After School All-Stars
After School All-Stars (ASAS) provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. Our vision is for our All-Stars to be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and go to college, to find careers they love and then give back to their communities.