This sponsored story was produced in partnership with DAPCEP.

Spark your student’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through a class that builds on kids’ curiosity about the world around them.

On Saturdays during the school year, and in camp format during the summer, DAPCEP motivates, exposes, and prepares Detroit-area students for futures in STEM fields. Taking STEM classes at an early age provides the first step to bright futures and successful careers.

Enrollment is now open for DAPCEP’s 50+ Saturday classes exploring robotics, game design, coding, medicine in engineering and more.

Explorers (Pre-K to 3rd grades) will investigate environmental issues like garbage build-up, depletion of natural resources and air and water pollution.  

Pathfinders (4th-12th grades) will explore coding, chemistry, digital tech, engineering, math, 3D design, robotics, SAT prep, urban design, zoology and more.

Kids aren’t just having fun — they are developing school and life readiness skills.

Watch as your student builds the skills they need to achieve great things in the world — tools like critical thinking, communication and collaboration — in just a few short weeks. DAPCEP’s STEM Saturdays Series courses are hands-on and foundational and prepare pre-K to 12th-grade students to feel more confident in school settings and pursue advanced STEM educational pathways.

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Join the 74,000 DAPCEP alumni since 1976 — including Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist — and register for DAPCEP today.

Explorers pre-K-3rd grade starts Feb. 4.

Pathfinders’ 4th-12th grade starts Feb. 18.

Visit to learn more and sign up!

DAPCEP’s mission is to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who are motivated and academically prepared to pursue degrees leading to STEM careers. We achieve this with supplemental academic programs for pre-K to 12th-grade students by partnering with schools and universities to develop and facilitate an engaging curriculum. We are driven to increase the number of students who graduate from high school and pursue degrees and/or careers in STEM fields and serve 11,000 students annually. Visit to learn more and get involved.

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