Students still learn while on break, thanks to City Year and partners

MILWAUKEE — More than 80 Milwaukee Public Schools students are learning during their spring break thanks to City Year Milwaukee, Discovery World and M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group.

The students are taking part in a camp program at Discovery World where they focus on science, technology, engineering and math using a curriculum developed by Discovery World’s education team.

Those camps are the result of a partnership, now in its second year, between City Year Milwaukee and Discovery World. A grant from M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group, made the partnership possible.

“We’re so grateful that M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group, continued to support this exciting opportunity for MPS students,” said Jason M. Holton, City Year Milwaukee’s Executive Director. “We are thrilled to once again be working alongside the education team at Discovery World to provide students with this unique, educational experience during the district’s spring break.”

MPS is grateful for its ongoing partnership with City Year Milwaukee and to Discovery World and M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group, for making the camps possible!

According to City Year, high school students will spend three days exploring Discovery World’s digital media labs, working in teams in a professional-level studio to create video and musical productions as well as learning the design elements in Discovery World’s labs. Under the direction of Discovery World educators and City Year corps members,students will learn the various aspects of these trades and create their own records, videos and clothing.

Middle and elementary school students will spend the week learning about salt and fresh water environments in a behind the scenes look at the Reiman Aquarium at Discovery World, learn about engineering and design in Discovery World’s labs and explore circuit and electrical components in the museum’s electrical labs. They will also learn the chemistry of food and study the basics of forensic science.