CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- SUNY Corning Community College is hosting two summer programs designed for middle school students.

The Full STEAHM Ahead! summer workshop will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, health, and math education.  The primary goal is to increase the number of women in STEM careers.  The workshop runs daily from August 5 to August 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The program is geared toward middle school girls in grades 6 and 7.  Full STEAHM Ahead! costs $100 and a limited number of scholarships are available.

“Our goal is to spark an interest in young girls using a workshop model that explores a variety of STEAHM topics,” Program Coordinator Jennifer Sellers said. “Our secondary goal is to get the students to think about college and increase the rates of college attendance and graduation in our area.” 

The Future Leaders Civics Learning Program aims to teach students about local issues of importance, the civics process, and brainstorm solutions upon which they can act.  The three-day pilot program for middle school students in grades 6 and 7 runs from August 13 to 15, with sessions running daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Students may attend for free.

“The primary goal of the Future Leaders Summer Civics Learning Program is to teach the skills of active citizenship, to let students know that their voice matters, and to reinforce the positive impact they can have in their communities and beyond,” said Sellers. “The secondary goal is to increase voting rates in our area over time, especially among new voters.” 

For questions, or to apply, contact the program coordinator at