Malcolm Jenkins Opens Young Dragons STEAM Program

The application for Young Dragons Summer STEAM program is now available!

Young Dragons is a 6-week summer camp offered at no cost for middle school students in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone. This program is a partnership between The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Drexel University, providing innovative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Athletics, and Mathematics) developed specifically for 10-14 year-old learners. 

Based at Drexel’s ExCITe Center and Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, our program philosophy is that children in West Philly should experience cutting-edge activities and technology based on the latest advances in learning science. We believe that creating and making offer the best ways to learn, and our program designers apply their expertise in science, art, technology, music, engineering, sports, computing, education, and more to develop every aspect of the curriculum.

For 2019, our curriculum incorporates a wide variety of STEAM activities, including:

  • Sports Science
  • Music Technology
  • Sneaker Design & Engineering
  • Visual Arts & Animation
  • Dance, Movement & Design
  • Space Exploration
  • And more!

The program runs Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-1:00pm, beginning Monday, June 17th and concluding Thursday, July 25th. Each week is comprised of different activities, andbreakfast and lunch are provided. Participants should be rising 5th-8th graders residing in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone, an area served by the following middle schools:Alain Locke Elementary, MortonMcMichael School, Martha Washington Elementary, Science Leadership Academy Middle School, and Belmont Charter School.For reference, the Promise Zone isindicated onthis map.

The online application and more information about Young Dragons Summer STEAM is available on our website.  Spaces are limited so apply now! The deadline for application is Friday, May 31st, 2019.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Zoe Jamison (

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.
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