Arrowhead United Way Sponsored Programs
The Arrowhead United Way is a nonprofit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. They abide by the philosophy that to live better we must #LiveUnited.
We are happy to partner with them to provide sponsorships to children in the community they service. Thanks to their constant work with Edison International, they have sponsored hundreds of children in the community. Please be sure to take some time to thank them for all they do for our community.
Engineering with Minecraft, Grades 4-8, 9:00 am – 10:30 am, Reservation fee: $15.00 per student
Minecraft is not only a popular game but an excellent teaching tool. Students will be exposed to the technical side of Minecraft. Activities include how to create logic structures with redstone, use command blocks and create a Minecraft server.
Game Programming with Scratch, Grades 4-8, 11:00 am -12:30 pm, Reservation fee: $15.00 per student
Students will learn fundamental computer programming concepts and principles such as variables, control structures, and Boolean expressions. The course is taught by an experienced instructor with a computer programming background. This course is essential to learning coding.
Introduction to Electronics with Arduino, Grades 4-8, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Reservation fee $15.00 per student
Arduino is a credit card sized mini computer that can be used to teach programming and electronics. Students can create amazing interactive objects and projects with sensors that can control lights, motors, and much more. The basis for electrical engineering. This is a great class for kids who are curious on how and why electronics work.
Game Programming with Roblox
(5th – 8th Grade)
Students will be exposed to new knowledge of the scripting language Lua in various programmatic abstractions including but not limited to variables and functions. These concepts will then be employed in the creation of powerups, enemies, and weapons that can then be applied across games created in Roblox. Students can use their newfound understanding of programming in the creation of additional video games.
Location: Cal State San Bernardino Days: Saturdays Dates: November 2 – November 23
2-day Winter Camp
(4th – 8th Grade)
Students will be exposed to many subjects in technology including web design, game development, computer programming, electronics, and much more!
Location: Cal State San Bernardino Days: Thursday & Friday Dates: January 2nd & 3rd
The sponsorship is available to families of moderate to low income who would face a financial hardship for paying the full price for this program or other similar programs
Parents must submit a brief statement via the online registration form on why their child should be sponsored by the Arrowhead United Way. Also answer the question: Is the Kids That Code program the type of program that you would normally be able to afford? Would it be a hardship to pay for this type of program without a sponsorship by the Arrowhead United Way?
Eligible students must attend a school in a community served by the Arrowhead United Way: Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Bloomington, Blue Jay, Cedar Glen, Cedarpines Park, Colton, Crestline, Crest Park, Devore, Fawnskin, Grand Terrace, Green Valley Lake, Highland, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Muscoy, Patton, Rialto, Rimforest, Running Springs, San Bernardino, Skyforest, Sugarloaf, Twin Peaks
The seat reservation fee will be required from each student receiving a sponsorship to guarantee a seat.
Enrollment information will be shared with the Arrowhead United Way for statistical purposes
Transportation will not be provided
Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis