STARBASE Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program

The S&S team is proud to be the sponsor of the National Afterschool Association Next Generation Award for Afterschool for 2017. We are recognizing the nominees and winners for their accomplishments and dedication to the afterschool community. Benita Blackwell shares her … Read More


Top 10 STEM Designs for Your 3D Printer

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or STEM is the new buzzword in education as all levels of educators press to refocus curriculum suited for tomorrow’s emerging technological workforce. A 3D printer enables teachers to span the entire STEM spectrum with … Read More


YMCA Thingamajig® Invention Convention for STEM

The YMCA is a cause-driven charitable organization here to strengthen the foundation of community in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Seeing a need to expanding STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, YMCA Senior Vice President … Read More


Using Makey Makey for Active Play & STEM

Recently I was introduced to this awesome little tool called the Makey Makey. This product has become so popular in classrooms, afterschool programs like the YMCA, occupational therapy, and many other industries. With the movie Civil War being so popular, I … Read More


Circle Cross Ranch K-8 STEM Academy – PE Champions

We love to highlight schools that have raised the bar for physical education. Circle Cross Ranch K-8 STEM Academy in Arizona joined Let’s Move! Active Schools to become PE champions, and by motivating students and expanding their collection of sports … Read More


My New Sound System Helps Me Sleep

Every year at S&S Worldwide, we have one week during October that is called Customer Service Week! This week is all about giving back to our customers, as well as our internal customers (employees of S&S). During this week there … Read More



DEILAB, A STEM Curriculum, Comes to S&S

Another day, another training. “DEILab is offering a workshop and we want you to come build this tower, and while you’re at it learn about STEM,” they said. “Ugh, math and science,” I said. I wanted the opportunity to create, build, … Read More


3 Ways Kids Can Have Fun While Stuck Indoors

Going outside can sometimes feel like a fun-times cheat code for parents. Kids of all ages are usually good at finding something fun to do outdoors, whether it’s exploring plants, making stick houses, or just running around getting their exercise. … Read More