Toledo Public Schools Foundation (TPSF) held a night of fun for the whole family at Birmingham Elementary that was sponsored by Cleveland-Cliffs! This opportunity was awarded to the TPS Foundation for Birmingham Elementary from a grant opportunity offered by The Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation.

“The TPS Foundation understands that STEMM education is important to Cleveland-Cliffs and we wanted to incorporate more STEMM education at Birmingham, so it was a great fit!” said Ashley Yoakam, Executive Director of the TPS Foundation. “Birmingham Elementary is located just down the street from Cleveland-Cliffs’ Direct Reduction Plant and we feel it is great for the students to also learn about the industries in their neighborhood.”

The family night provided families with an opportunity to engage in science experiments, slime creation and raffles. Dinner, in the form of Chick-Fil-A, was also provided for the over 200 students and families in attendance.  Information tables on employment opportunities at Cleveland-Cliffs, as well as Toledo Public Schools were on hand. Toledo Fire, Toledo Grows, National Museum of the Great Lakes, NeighborWorks Toledo, Toledo Federation of Teachers, Health Partners of Western Ohio, RSF Tackle, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, East Toledo Family Center, TPS Pre-Medical and Health Science Academy, Aerospace & Natural Science Academy, Toledo Technology Academy of Engineering, Waite High School and the Art Tatum Zone were also present with tables of information.

Demonstrations and activity tables from Cleveland-Cliffs, Toledo Metroparks, National Museum of the Great Lakes, Birmingham Elementary, Toledo Technology Academy of Engineering, TPS Pre-Medical and Health Science Academy, Toledo Grows, as well as Imagination Station were on hand.

Stay in tune for the next Birmingham Family STEMM Night!