Velocity Jr. partnership explodes with fun this summer
Velocity Jr. partnership explodes with fun this summer
Posted on 08/17/2018
Coke bottle exploding Ask a group of preschoolers what the love about Velocity Jr, and they will point to three things:

- Science is fun.
-They like getting their hands dirty.
-They love watching the fizz explosion that occurs when you mix mentos with Coca Cola.

It is the type of reaction that is the basis for the 30 camps offered this year through the program, now in its sixth year.

Velocity Jr. was created in 2012 through a partnership between the City of Sterling Heights and Utica Community Schools.

The program features a popular series of camps designed to create excitement in Science, Technology, Engineering,  Art and Mathematics.

Kindergarten through 9th grade students throughout Macomb and the surrounding areas can participate in day camps during mid-winter, spring, and summer breaks, and include activities such as: Weird Science, Little Chefs, Video Game Design or the Spy Academy.

Since its inception, Velocity Jr. has only picked up steam - expanding this year to include a third site at Morgan Elementary and experiencing a 13 percent growth in enrollment.

The program is a complement to the economic development efforts housed at the Velocity Collaboration Center in Sterling Heights, a new center for business incubation and economic development, targeting defense, homeland security and advanced manufacturing.