Sheriff’s Office Coming Together With Community To Build Tech Center For Students

By  //  July 24, 2015

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BCSO Looking for volunteers for project

Brevard County Sheriff's Office Police Athletic Leauge (BCSO PAL), National Technical Association (NTA), Cocoa West Community, and Brevard County Parks and Recreation are all teaming up to bring STEM Tech Neighborhood Academy to the Cocoa West Recreation Center and Woody Simpson Park in Merritt Island.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Police Athletic Leauge (BCSO PAL), National Technical Association (NTA), Cocoa West Community, and Brevard County Parks and Recreation are all teaming up to bring STEM Tech Neighborhood Academy to the Cocoa West Recreation Center and Woody Simpson Park in Merritt Island.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Police Athletic League (BCSO PAL), National Technical Association (NTA), Cocoa West Community, and Brevard County Parks and Recreation are all teaming up to bring STEM Tech Neighborhood Academy to the Cocoa West Recreation Center and Woody Simpson Park in Merritt Island.

STEM Tech Neighborhood Academy is a new program created to excite at-risk students to try hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), as a safe after-school learning environment and crime prevention alternative.

STEM Tech’s objective is to attract youth away from the negative street environment. STEM Tech activities include academic tutorial and reading, model rocketry, Lego-robotics, electronics, R/C models, computer maintenance, CAD and 3D printing, website design, resume writing and basic etiquette.

STEM Tech Neighborhood Academy is teaming up with Lowes, Habitat for Humanity and Waste Management to remodel the Cocoa West facility.

Lowes is graciously donating material and skilled labor to help in the remodeling efforts. Habitat is donating much needed assistance with manual labor.

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Waste Management is donating trash receptacles to help with keeping the complex clean and organized.

On Saturday, August 1, at 8:30 a.m., the BCSO PAL program is requesting as many volunteers from the community to come out and help with this project. They will be focusing on on the landscaping of the building, but they will have a few things that will need to be done on the inside as well.

The complex is located at 230 S. Burnett Road in Cocoa.


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