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Check Inn

Created during the COVID-19 pandemic, this virtual youth program is designed to connect middle school students to exciting and engaging activities centered around Tech & Innovation, Art, Video and film, Math, Spanish, Entrepreneurship, Athletics and more. Youth will “check-inn” (virtually) to experience fun educational and enrichment activities that will keep them engaged while not being in a classroom setting.


In today’s technology-driven world, it is critical that all children have access and exposure to computer science (CS) and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs. Through innovative and engaging activities centered around technology creation, youth as young as 8-years-old can learn to develop web pages, video games, animation and more.

An early introduction to computer science can spark a child’s interest in engineering while also helping them develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. While classroom learning greatly contributes to student’s academic success, it is also important that they are given opportunities to go beyond the classroom to create, build and explore infusing STEM.

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Through the Innovation Huddle
students will experience:

Coding Classes:

Coding is computer language used to create computer software, apps and websites. Students will learn the general bases of coding in an effort to help them create projects such as: web pages, game designs and more

Summer Technology and Innovation Camp:

The week-long tech camp, for youth ages 8-16, includes 2-3 workshops focusing on robotics, web design, game app development, animation and/or rocketry. The camp also includes: speakers/mentors, student presentations, certificates and more. On the last day of the event, “demo day”, campers showcase what they created.


This two-day event is designed to pair technology mentors with students in an effort to collaborate around computer programming to problem solve community, social and global issues.

Tech and Innovation Coaches:

Innovation Huddle will also feature tech MVP’s (most valuable programmers) who will talk to students about various STEM career fields.

Through the Innovation Huddle
students will experience:

Take it
to the lanes

The unique program teaches students ages 8-16 basic fundamental skills of bowling. Students will learn how to choose the proper bowling ball, learn bowling scoring, rules, deliveries, aiming, etiquette, averages/handicaps, and terminology. The objective of this program is for the students to develop an interest in bowling as a valuable lifetime leisure and coeducational activity that they can continually enjoy along with their families.

Holiday toy drive

During the holidays, everyone deserves a gift. The Bus Stops Here Foundation is dedicated to partnering with a corporation to hold an annual toy drive to collect gifts for underprivileged youth. In addition, a holiday party is held for the children with great food, holiday story time and gift opening.

Connected Kids

Connecting Kids We’ve recognized the digital divide is causing an educational crisis for students, so we’re striving to connect as many less fortunate kids as possible with devices and educational resources. A staggering number of students nationally are at risk of falling behind in school or dropping out, therefore, we are equipping them with the tools they need to continue learning and thriving in the virtual-era.

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