Youth Council honors ‘Flame Keepers’ at SMC
Cass County Youth Council honored four “Flame Keepers” at its 10th annual Child Abuse Prevention Month luncheon before an audience of 153 April 18 at Southwestern Michigan College. “If we can get kids into a positive environment early, it’s so much better,” President Dr. David Mathews said in his welcome, noting Tri-County Head Start has a center on SMC’s Dowagiac campus. Early Childhood Education program director Ranee Conley attended, as did instructor Dr. Mary Young-Marcks with social work students.
SMC immerses Niles students in STEM
Edible math, hurricane-proof engineering and characteristics of living things engaged Niles Eastside Connections sixth, seventh and eighth graders March 22 at Southwestern Michigan College.
Bosch renews grant for 2019 SMC STEM camp
Bosch Community Fund’s board has awarded a $5,850 grant enabling Southwestern Michigan College to continue offering a STEM summer camp in early August 2019. Last summer’s camp consisted of four workshops — one each for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — for 230 students from across Michiana entering grades 4-6.