LAND O’ LAKES — Pasco County school officials plan two community meetings next week to gather ideas about a grant proposal for a STEAM-focused after-school enrichment program at select schools.
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
The meetings will be Monday at Hudson Middle School and Tuesday at Stewart Middle School in Zephyrhills. Each starts at 6 p.m.
The community gatherings are to solicit input on a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant to launch DELTA (determination, education, leadership, talent and achievement) after-school enrichment programs.
The proposed DELTA programs will offer hands-on, STEAM-focused enrichment opportunities. Services will be tuition-free for a limited number of children.
If awarded, the grant will fund DELTA after-school programs beginning in October 2014 at Lacoochee and Gulf Highlands elementary schools and Gulf, Hudson and Stewart middle schools.
Families from these schools are encouraged to attend the community meetings to discuss what they would like to see offered.
Hudson Middle School is at 14540 Cobra Way, Hudson, and Stewart Middle School is at 38505 Tenth Avenue, Zephyrhills.